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Best Practice in the Broiler House: Biosecurity
Biosecurity creates hygienic conditions within the poultry house to minimise the adverse effects of disease, optimise bird performance and welfare and provide assurance on food safety issues. ...
Modelling Hindgut Fermentation in Chickens
The monogastric hindgut produces beneficial volatile fatty acids, including butyrate. Diamond V's 'Intestinal Activity Modifier Model' helps us know how, writes Tom Weigand, MS, Fermentation Scientist at Diamond V....
Myths About Poultry House Disinfection Busted
With antibiotic resistance becoming a major concern across the world, farmers will become increasingly dependant on biosecurity and disinfection to prevent diseases. Unfortunately, there are a few misconceptions about disinfection that could weaken this...
A Guide to Preventing Poultry House Fires
Poultry house fires can be a disaster for a producer, resulting in the loss not only of the house itself, but also the flock inside it. Large-scale producers can lose flocks in the tens of thousands, not to mention the costs of replacing the equipment...
Mycotoxin Survey 2014 - Focus on Russian Poultry and Swine Feed
The State Scientific Institution All-Russian Poultry Research and Technology Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences will implement multiple mycotoxin detection to help better understand threats to livestock. ...
Chickens for Christmas: Ghana's Unique Poultry Market
Francis de Heer describes the development of the poultry meat industry in Ghana, and the challenges the industry must overcome in future....
Antioxidative Potential of Phytogenics
Phytogenic feed additives (PFAs) are effective in improving the antioxidant status of animals, as confirmed by an elevated antioxidative status in blood plasma, meat and the intestinal tract, writes Basharat Syed....
Chemistry of Oxidative Disinfectants
Oxidative disinfectants share the property of acting on microbes by oxidising their proteins and cells. This aggressive chemical reaction ‘burns up’ and dismembers the very structure of the molecule which is oxidised, thus very effectively destroying...
Charting Predominant IB Strains in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Infectious bronchitis poses an on­going risk to the global poultry industry. In nearly every country, field viruses of various serotypes and genotypes challenge chicken flocks, rendering vaccination a compulsory part of the veterinary health management...
Fumonisins in Poultry: Fact or Fiction?
In the past, fumonisins were not considered a threat to the poultry industry. ...
Best Practice in the Breeder House: Preventing Floor Eggs
Eggs laid on the floor (floor eggs) have a significantly higher risk of contamination and will reduce hatch and chick quality....
Marek’s Disease in Small Flocks
This article from Christine Heinrichs explains the symptoms of Marek's Disease in poultry and how to prevent it occurring in small flocks....
The Immunosuppressive Consequences of Mycotoxins in Livestock and Poultry
The contamination of feedstuffs with mycotoxins poses a serious threat to the health and productivity of livestock and poultry....
Protecting Heritage Poultry: New Standard Breed Inspections
With increased interest in heritage breed poultry, the American Poultry Association is stepping up to promote standard breeds. Its new Flock Inspection Program will certify consumer chicken and other poultry with the APA’s imprimatur....
Why Keep Backyard Chickens?
If you don’t already have a small flock of chickens, you are reading this article because you want to. Christine Heinrichs discusses the history and popularity of keeping backyard birds....
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