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Consideration Factors When Selecting an Egg Incubator
There is more than one way to hatch an egg. Often, mother hens will take care of this process themselves. However, there are circumstances that may require purchasing an incubator in order to effectively hatch eggs....
Healthy Chickens, Healthy Flocks
Chickens are domestic livestock, so they depend on their keepers for their well-being. Their needs are simple but unless they get the care they need, they are at risk, writes Christine Heinrichs....
Why do Mycotoxins Lead to Decreased Productivity and Profitability in Animal Production?
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when ingested by higher animals....
Yolk Fractionation Revolutionises the Application of Egg Products
The Bioprocesses and Reactor Technology (TBR) research group at the University of Oviedo (Spain), recent winners of the 2015 Research Award from the Spanish Egg Research Institute for their work on egg yolk fractionation, spoke in detail with Nuria Martínez...
Necrotic Enteritis, Coccidiosis - Multifactorial Role of Butyrate on Intestinal Health
In the poultry industry the difference between making profit or loss is often determined by the incidence of infectious diseases, writes Pauline Paap, Orffa Additives B.V. ...
Low Temperature Performance of Disinfectants
Many disinfectants, which claim proper efficacy against many pathogens, are often tested at ideal circumstances, meaning room temperature (25 degrees C), clean surfaces with no dirt and mostly against one single type of microbe....
Colistin - The Latest European Antibiotic Resistance Challenge
Europe appears to have been thrown into turmoil following the release of a paper by Liu and colleagues (2015), describing the emergence of a plasmid-mediated colistin resistance mechanism, mcr-1 gene, in China, writes David Burch, Veterinarian, Octagon...
Tree Planting Could Protect Free-Range Hens from Feather Pecking
Injurious feather-pecking in free-range systems is an economic and welfare concern for the egg-producing industry. Recent work from A Bright, R Gill and TH Willings looked at how access to tree cover affected levels of plumage damage through pecking....
A Closer Look at Avian Influenza
Avian influenza (AI) is without a doubt one of the biggest concerns for the world’s poultry industry, writes Melanie Epp....
Role of Probiotics in Poultry Health
A large body of evidence supports the use of probiotics to prevent or mitigate the effects of dysbacteriosis and, specifically, necrotic enteritis. Article by Alfred Blanch, Spain....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Developing Countries Main Drivers in Chicken Consumption
Global poultry meat consumption is rising, and so is consumption in the Americas, with white breast meat preferred by the higher-income consumers, writes poultry industry analyst Terry Evans....
Selecting Xylanases for Consistent Performance Improvements
Pelleting feed for poultry unequivocally benefits animal performance by improving feed intake, increasing nutrient digestibility, reducing feed wastage and reducing microbial contamination, writes Gilson Gomes, Global Technical Manager, AB Vista....
Key Focus Areas of Development for the Future Within Animal Nutrition Technology
Richard Cooper, Managing Director, AB Vista, Hadden Graham, Technical Director, AB Vista and Mike Bedford, R&D Director, AB Vista discuss some of the key focus areas of development for the future within animal nutrition technology, highlighting the potential...
Reducing the Threat of Salmonella and Campylobacter on the Processing Line
Pre-harvest interventions, adequate sanitary dressing procedures at slaughter, and adequate sanitary conditions during further processing are a part of an integrated approach to reduce the public health impact of Salmonella and Campylobacter in a poultry...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Chicken Trade Growth Slows
While the trade in chicken meat continues to grow, the rate of increase is slowing, writes poultry industry analyst Terry Evans....
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