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Common Sources of Foodborne Disease in UK
Campylobacter is the most common foodborne pathogen in the UK, with an estimated 280,000 cases and 40,000 foodborne illness-related GP consultations, according to the second Infectious Intestinal Disease extension study carried out for the Food Standards...
Introducing EuPoul: Smart Solution to Mass Euthanasia of Poultry
An egg farmer from New South Wales has developed a better way to euthanise his spent hens. This is his interview with Byron Stein, editor of The Drumstick Newsletter from New South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Updating the Nutrient Requirements of Poultry
Two US poultry scientists explore the need for an update to the widely used publication, 'Nutrient Requirements of Poultry'. ...
Understanding Substrates Is Key to Optimising Exogenous Enzyme Efficacy for Poultry
Better understanding of the components in the feed that act as substrates is key to developing and better utilising feed enzymes, according to researchers from the US and Brazil speaking at a conference in California in 2013....
Windbreak Walls and Short Stacks to Control Odour and Dust: Do They Really Work?
Do windbreak walls really work and do they offer a solution to odours from poultry houses? Mark Dunlop and Geordie Galvin of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) explored the results in 'The Drumstick' the New South Wales...
Comparison of Methods for the Detection of Salmonella in Poultry
Conventional methods as well as PCR were suitable for detection of Salmonella, according to a new study from the Free University of Berlin in Germany. Researchers also found differences between the sampling methods....
Attention to Brooding Can Help Get You to the Top of the Grower Pool
For thriving chicks and a uniform flock, attention needs to be paid to details of house conditions, biosecurity and feeding via careful monitoring, according to poultry veterinarian, Richard Jackson writing in 'The Drumstick' from the New South Wales...
Effect of Monochromatic LED Light on Reproductive Traits of Laying Hens
New research from China suggests that light colour can affect egg production as well as egg weight, shape, composition, fertility and hatchability....
Developing Tools to Fight Marek’s Disease
Scientists with the USDA Agricultural Research service (ARS) are developing new tests and vaccines that are making it easier to detect viruses in chickens and protect them from the cancer-like diseases some of them cause....
Motor Size is Poor Indicator of Fan Power Usage
Purchasing an energy-efficient fan is actually quite simple, say Michael Czarick and John Worley, Extension Engineers at the University of Georgia. They recommend ignoring the size of the motor and comparing fans based on how much air they move at the...
Value of Poultry Litter in South Georgia
The University of Georgia's Claudia S. Dunkley and Dan L. Cunningham (both Extension Poultry Scientists at the Department of Poultry Science) and Glendon H. Harris (Extension Soil Scientist at the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences) reveal the results...
Infection Interactions in Ethiopian Village Chickens
Because a number of the poultry pathogens studied and their interactions may impact village chicken health and production, control of these infections is likely to be of importance in future development planning, according to a new international study....
Increasing Evaporative Cooling Pad Set Temperatures
In older broiler houses, many farmers would use the evaporative cooling systems at air temperatures of 80°F or lower but in modern tunnel-ventilated buildings with higher air-speed houses, the use of pads may be delayed without reducing bird performance....
Researchers Compare Effectiveness of Recombinant Infectious Bursal Disease Vaccines
Both vaccines tested in this US study provided better protection in SPF maternal antibody-free white leghorns than in maternal antibody-positive broilers; the level of protection depended on the vaccine and on the challenge viruses. There were also differences...
GTRI Researchers Help Local Equipment Manufacturer Develop Novel Poultry Yield Detection Management System
The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Poultry Deboning Line Screening System is one step closer to making its way to processing plants....
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