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Frequently Asked Questions on Hormones in Meat
Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers some frequently asked questions on the possibility of human health risks from hormones in meat and milk. ...
Short-term Nutritional Strategies Before Slaughter Affect Final pH and Colour of Broiler Breast Meat
The pH of chicken breast meat can be affected by altering the dietary amino acid profile for three days before slaughter, according to new research from France, without significant adverse effects on broiler growth or carcass composition....
Bacterial Chondronecrosis with Osteomyelitis in Broilers: Influence of Sire and Sex-separate Rearing
Two experiments at the University of Arkansas reveal a significant effect of sire line on the incidence of the leg condition, bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO) in broilers, especially after six weeks of age. Rearing the sexes separately...
Tensioner Failure: Serious Problem, Easy Fix
Freezing of the ventilation fan belt tensioner is a common problem in poultry houses, which reduces air movement but it is quite easy to remedy, explain Dennis Brothers, Jess Campbell, Jim Donald and Gene Simpson of the US National Poultry Technology...
Comparative Study of Levamisole and Dexamethasone on the Chicks Immunity after Inoculation with Newcastle Vaccine
This Iraqi study suggests that in-ovo injection of hatching eggs with levamisol numerically improved hatchability, livability and the response to Newcastle disease vaccination. All three parameters were negatively affected by in-ovo injection of dexamethasone....
Poultry Water Line Sanitation
Never underestimate the importance of a clean, safe water supply to the health and performance of your flock, say Dr Tom Tabler (Extension Professor), Dr Morgan Farnell (Associate Professor) and Jessica Wells (Extension Instructor), all at the Department...
Chinese Herbs as Alternatives to Antibiotics in Feed for Swine and Poultry Production
Potential of Chinese herbs and challenges in their application are explored in this review from a Sino-Canadian research group....
Evaporative Cooling Pad Design Spreadsheet
A spreadsheet to help understand evaporative pad design from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service....
Benefit of Swimming Access to Behaviour, Body and Plumage Condition and Heat Stress Effect of Local Ducks
This study from Indonesia indicates that access to water for swimming improves the conditions for ducks but there was no advantage in terms of egg production over other systems without such access to water....
Effect of Dietary Non-phytate Phosphorus and Calcium Concentration on Calcium Appetite of Broiler Chicks
An experiment in Australia suggests that the dietary concentration of non-phytate phosphorus may influence the calcium-specific appetite of broilers and that the birds attempt to balance their intakes of these two nutrients....
GB Emerging Threats Report: Avian Diseases: January-March (Q1) 2014
Among the highlights included in this quarterly report are ongoing issues with reovirus-associated tenosynovitis in broilers and Marek’s disease in turkeys. Marek’s disease virus genome has also been detected in a goose. Vitamin B2 deficiency was...
Fighting Campylobacter Colonisation in Broiler Chickens
The inclusion of the multi-species synbiotic PoultryStar significantly reduced caecal colonisation of Campylobacter jejuni in broilers, reports Dr Wael Abdelrahman, Technical Consultant, Poultry, Probiotics with Biomin....
Sense of Community Aids Establishment of Renewable Energy Cooperatives
The establishment of cooperative biogas projects is aided by strong community spirit, regional traditions and farmers' sense of responsibility for their local area, according to a new study in northern Italy....
European Poultry Conference Explores Challenging Welfare Issues
Welfare issues of modern broilers and laying hens were among the topics discussed at the recent European Poultry Conference, reports Dawn Scholey of Nottingham Trent University for ThePoultrySite. ...
Treating Litter Between Batches of Broilers
An overview of research from Australia on the re-use of broiler litter, looking at heaping to kill potential pathogens and how to control ammonia levels during brooding....
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