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Putting Down Perfect Bedding for Your Poultry
Litter management has a huge impact on poultry health and comfort. Glenneis Kriel asked Jan Grobbelaar, an independent poultry consultant, for advice on how producers can make the most of poultry bedding....
Nutriad Concludes 2016 Spain Maize Mycotoxin Survey
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when ingested by farm and companion animals....
How Poultry Performed Globally in 2016 – and What to Expect in 2017
Growth was slow in the global production of meats in 2016 – but, according to a UN report, the poultry sector outstripped other meats by a factor of five. Poultry industry analyst Terry Evans reports on figures that suggest that well over a third of...
‘Like a War Zone 24/7’: 2016 Winner of the WPVA-Zoetis Young Poultry Veterinarian Award Describes Poultry Farming in the Philippines
The Poultry Site meets Dennis Villaseñor Umali DVM PhD, currently working at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Baños, and hears about the 31-year-old’s innovative system...
Nutriad 2016 UK & Ireland Mycotoxin Survey in Wheat
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when ingested by farm and companion animals....
Plucky Idea – Turning Waste Feathers into Sustainable Opportunities
The extraction of keratin protein from chicken feathers poses an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to rid the poultry industry of waste. Glenneis Kriel reports....
Understanding the Hatching Egg
For many years, the hatcher was considered to be merely a ‘finishing’ machine....
The Battle Against Campylobacter – Are We Winning?
Consumer research by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) released in August showed that show that two thirds of consumers think the industry should continue to reduce Campylobacter levels beyond the agreed current target of less than 10 per cent of...
Dual-Strain Probiotic Improves Turkey Performance Through Multiple Modes of Action
When it comes to improving turkey health and performance, new research by Chr. Hansen shows that two probiotic strains are better than one....
Bird Flu Control in New Zealand – the One Health Approach
The unprecedented spread of avian influenza (subtype H5N1) across Asia in 2004, and the potential for a new influenza pandemic in humans, triggered organisations working in the human and animal health fields to seriously examine disease transmission risks....
Canada's Innovative Poultry Feed Products Help Solve Industry Issues
Canadian companies have recently been active in producing exciting new products for the poultry industry, including insect feed ingredients approved for use in the US and Canada. Treena Hein reports on these developments and the market potential for the...
Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement Part 4: Chick Activity and Behaviour
A well-experienced hatchery manager will instinctively know when he is looking at healthy, active chicks with good levels of reactions and response to stimuli, writes Frank Verschuere, Hatchery Development Department, Petersime NV....
New Documentary Celebrates the World of Poultry Showing
‘Chicken People’ is a funny, tender documentary exploring the weird and wonderful world of poultry shows and the people who breed for them, writes Ellen Hardy for The Poultry Site. These aren’t your average broilers or layers; they’re primped,...
Listening to Consumers to Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....
Avian Urolithiasis (Visceral Gout): An Overview
Visceral gout is a condition of chickens that has been recognised for more than 30 years. Due to its striking lesions, many names have been used to describe visceral gout, such as acute toxic nephritis, renal gout, kidney stones, nutritional gout, nephrosis...
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