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Modelling as a Research Tool in Poultry Science
Professor Rob Gous reviews the use of models in developing our understanding of the poultry science in this newly published research paper....
New Vaccine to Protect Against Two Important Poultry Diseases
North Carolina State University scientists have achieved a biological characterisation of a serotype 1 Marek's disease virus-vectored bi-valent vaccine for infectious laryngotracheitis and Marek's disease....
Assessing the Risk of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Transmission through Poultry Movements in Bali, Indonesia
An international group of researchers has found that live poultry movements play in transmitting the H5N1 avian flu virus in Indonesia, and that a variety of control measures is necessary to reduce disease spread....
Intelligent Cutting 2.0: Rebuilding the Poultry Deboning Robot
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) recently completed the first year of a three-year project to rebuild their Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System, with the goal of making it into a bionic poultry deboner that can rival the cutting...
Maximising Poultry Manure Use Through Nutrient Management Planning
Information about the appropriate application and most effective use of poultry fertiliser by Casey W. Ritz and William C. Merka, Extension Poultry Scientists with the University of Georgia....
Nanotechnology in the Agri-food Industry
Proceedings of a conference entitled 'Nanotechnology in the agri-food industry: Applications, opportunities and challenges', which was held on 9 January 2014 at the Teagasc Food Research Centre at Ashtown, Dublin, Ireland....
IPPE Expands into New Areas
The 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be bigger than ever this year with more than 1,100 exhibitors, covering more than 400,000 net square feet of exhibition space and a range of new features and exhibitors....
IPPE to Offer Varied Educational Programmes
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be offering a wide variety of free education programmes for visitors....
Effect of Different Intermediate Amendments on pH and Ammonia Emissions of Composted Poultry Mortalities
Composting with poultry litter may not be an appropriate best management practice if the aim is to minimise ammonia emissions during the disposal of dead birds, according to researchers in Canada....
Impact of Broiler Production System Practices on Consumer Perceptions of Animal Welfare
A survey of Dutch university students offers an interesting insight into consumer perceptions of animal welfare regarding broiler production. There were differences as a result of gender and experience of farming but the attribute most highly ranked and...
USDA's Poultry Inspection Proposal: Separating Myth from Fact
The National Chicken Council offers the following fact sheet regarding USDA’s Proposed Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection Rule. ...
Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan Development Checklist for Dry Litter Poultry Operations
Dr Casey W. Ritz (Extension Poultry Scientist) and Greg Sheppard (Lumpkin County Extension) outlines the information needed to develop a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) for dry poultry litter operations in a publication for the University...
GB Emerging Threats Report – Avian Diseases – July-September (Q3) 2013
Among the highlights of the latest report are the re-emergence of fowl typhoid in the UK in two linked free-range layer flocks and reovirus-associated tenosynovitis. ...
Range of Health Issues Addressed in Final AVMA Poultry Session
Among the topics discussed in the final 'Miscellaneous' session on poultry disease at the 150th annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in Chicago in July 2013 were clostridial dermatitis in turkeys, Intestinal Dilation...
Science and Technology's Role in Sustainable Intensification
Professor Charles Godfray, University of Oxford, recently delivered the fourth lecture in the Teagasc/RDS lectures series on 'Sustainable Intensification and the Role of Science and Technology in meeting the Food Security Challenge'. Dr Lance O'Brien...
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