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Fly Management: Surveillance and control
Fly infestations pose a significant challenge for poultry operations. Whether concentrated in a pit system, holding shed, or on a litter floor, poultry manure is an ideal medium for fly reproduction....
Optimising egg size in commercial layers
Each commercial variety has a genetically determined range of egg size, and within this range, environment plays an important role in the expression of egg size. Genetics, body weight management, nutrition, and lighting programs are the four pillars of...
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...
Fowl Pox in Layers: An Overview
Fowl pox is a common and economically important disease of layers, causing drops in egg production and increased mortality....
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. ...
Understanding the Role of the Skeleton in Egg Production. Part 3
The third and final part of this Technical Update discusses the roles of nutrition and disease in the formation and maintenance of a healthy skeleton of pullets and laying hens....
Understanding the Role of the Skeleton in Egg Production. Part 2
The second part of this article from HyLine describes the importance of good quality pullets for achieving healthy growth and productivity, what happens to the skeleton at sexual maturity, bone quality during the productive phase and how to monitor keel...
Understanding the Role of the Skeleton in Egg Production
A guide to bone biology in the laying hen is explained by Hy-Line....
Celebrating 75 Years! The Early Years of Hy-Line
As Hy-Line celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, the company takes a look back to where it all began. ...
Chinese Entrepreneur Creates a Unique Market for Hy-Line W-36
A profile of the successful business built up by Hy-Line customer, Mr Hu. His company, Ningbo Weidalong Poultry Company, now imports grandparent stock, producing both parent stock and commercial layers for the Chinese market, and it has an innovative...
A Geneticist's Perspective: What Are the Traits that Further Sustainable Production?
An outline of selection structure, sustainable traits and measuring genetic progress in egg production and feed conversion by Dr Neil O'Sullivan of Hy-Line International....
Choline: It's our Nutrient
Choline, a nutrient present in significant amounts in eggs, is vital for human health, according to Dr Donald J. McNamara of Eggs For Health Consulting in New Horizons, the Hy-Line International newsletter....
Determination of Energy and Nutrient Recommendations for Hy-Line Laying Hens
Dr Kristjan Bregendahl, Hy-Line International's Director of Technical Services, describes the background to the company's energy and nutrient recommendations for Hy-Line laying hens....
How Much DDGS Can be Incorporated in a Layer Feed?
Research reviewed by Dr Kristjan Bregendahl, nutritionist for Hy-Line International, indicates that corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) can be included at high levels in diets for layers. Because of variability from different sources, he...

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