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Georgia Tech Researchers Think Outside the Box
A review of progress made in nine exploratory research projects in the last year by researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute in the US....
Simple Poultry Housing Tips for the New Poultry Owner
Give chickens a home they can cluck about, says Scott Beyer of Kansas State University....
Productive Performance of Brown-egg Laying Pullets as Affected by Fibre Inclusion, Feed Form and Energy Concentration
New research from Spain indicates that feeding moderate amounts of fibre to pullets to five weeks of age improves their performance and that crumbles might be preferable to mash for these birds....
Growing Pheasants on a Small Scale
In northern Illinois (USA), Deb Perry is raising pheasants on a small scale, an uncommon practice but one that is proving profitable. Photo essay by Chris Wright, Senior Editor, The Poultry Site....
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....
Effects of Transport Stress and Rest Before Slaughter on Blood Parameters and Meat Quality of Ducks
Transportation for two hours resulted in measurable stress in 42-day-old Pekin ducks in this Chinese study but these effects were mitigated by a two-hour rest period before slaughter....
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...
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....
Brief Review on Local Chicken Breeds in Korea
Comparing the white-mini broiler, Woorimatdag, Silky fowl and Hanhyu-3-ho, researchers in Seoul report some signficant differences in terms of growth rate and breast meat percentage....
Managing Coccidiosis in Broilers: Then and Now
The development in coccidiosis control from in-feed anticoccidials to vaccines is explained by Dr Larry McDougald, one of the leading experts on coccidiosis in poultry in the United States....
Chicken Egg Marketing: a Viable Business for Couples in Southern Ethiopia
A profile of a couple who market eggs collected in local villages in a town in Ethiopia. They are being helped to overcome their main challenges - a lack of working capital and breakages during transportation - by a local NGO. ...
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...
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....
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. ...
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