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Mycotoxins: Unpredictable Contributors to Development of Infectious Diseases
Radka Borutova, Business development manager with Nutriad International (Belgium), presents a study demonstrating that effective mycotoxin control offers the opportunity to modify the response by broilers to vaccination and improve bird health and performance....
Evaluation of Coated Butyrate to Reduce Campylobacter Infection in Broilers
This experiment from Nutriad shows that supplementation of a diet with coated butyrate resulted in a statistically significant decrease in Campylobacter counts in broiler caeca from day 29 onwards....
Effect of Mycotoxins on Egg Quality
Giving hens mouldy feed supplemented with a mycotoxin inactivator, Toxy-Nil Plus, resulted in yolk carotenoid levels and plasma uric acid concentrations after 20 and 50 days of the experiment being similar to hens fed good feed and restored egg production,...
Feed Mycotoxins Decrease Vaccine Efficacy
The use of effective mycotoxin control (TOXY-NIL Plus) offers an opportunity to modify significantly the broiler's response to vaccination and help to improve health and performance, reports Nutriad....
European Mycotoxin Situation Threatening Poultry Producers
The negative effects of DON and other trichotecenes have on feed intake and growth in young turkey poults and the efficacy of a mycotoxin deactivator, UNIKE PLUS, to reduce these adverse effects are reported by Radka Borutova, Business development manager...
Understanding Arkansas IBV Vaccination Failures
New research at the University of Georgia shows that using a hatchery spray cabinet, may not deliver an adequate dosage of the critical minor virus sub-population to the chicks. This understanding may lead to future improvements in the Arkansas infectious...
Simple Poultry Housing Tips for the New Poultry Owner
Give chickens a home they can cluck about, says Scott Beyer of Kansas State University....
Researchers Evaluate New Lighting Technologies for Broiler Houses
A newly completed study at the University of Georgia examined the practical use of LED bulbs in commercial broiler houses, comparing them to compact fluorescent and incandescent bulbs with regard to light intensity, ability to be uniformly dimmed and...
Enterococcus cecorum Infection in a Broiler Flock in Northern Germany
This case report describes for the first investigation of a broiler flock infected with Enterococcus cecorum over the course of the whole growing period. Early signs were pericarditis and hepatitis, while lameness developed later in the final week....
Nutrition for the Backyard Flock
Advice for the hobby flock owner or smallholder on feeding meat- and egg-type chickens from Larry Vest and Nick Dale of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia....
Colibacillosis in Layers: an Overview
A review of the aetiology, routes of transmission, clinical signs, diagnosis and intervention strategies against colibacillosis in pullets and laying hens from Hy-Line International. ...
Poultry Health Research Round-up
Recent research with broiler chickens has revealed that coccidiosis can be controlled by probiotics and genetic selection, while dietary organic acids help tackle other enteric diseases. A prebiotic/probiotic product has been found to be effective against...
Superdosing to Eliminate Dietary Phytate an Opportunity for Performance Gains in Poultry
The use of phytase feed enzymes is increasingly moving beyond the simple release of phosphorus (P), with more complete phytate elimination through superdosing offering considerable performance gains, according to AB Vista. ...
Administration of a Salmonella Enteritidis to Newly Hatched Broilers Reduces Colonisation and Shedding of a Salmonella Enteritidis Challenge Strain
A new study in Belgium has revealed a strain of Salmonella Enteritidis which showed some promise to help reduce food-borne infections when given to chicks in the drinking water and was even more effective when administered by spray in the hatchery....
Backyard Poultry Biosecurity
Useful information for smallholders and hobby farmers on keeping their poultry healthy and what to do if you see signs of disease, particularly avian influenza or Newcastle disease....
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