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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...
Fumonisins in Poultry: Fact or Fiction?
In the past, fumonisins were not considered a threat to the poultry industry. ...
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...
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....
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....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Poultry Expands its Share of World Meat Uptake
Poultry meat will account for more than half the additional meat produced globally by 2024, writes industry analyst Terry Evans....
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....
Differential Diagnosis of Mycotoxin-Related GIT Lesions in Poultry
Mycotoxins are always present in animal feeds, although at varying levels, and affect different systems such as the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and visceral organs, writes Raj Murugesan....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Poultry Accounts for 40 Per Cent of World Meat Trade
This year, according to an FAO Food Outlook report, at just over 13 million tonnes the trade in poultry meat will grow and account for more than 40 per cent of the world trade in all meats (excluding intra-European Union sales), put at 31.2 million tonnes,...
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....
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 Advanced Multiple Mycotoxin Detection Matters
A new technology promises to revolutionize the simultaneous detection of mycotoxins and greatly expand our scientific knowledge. Several cases in the field along with the 2014 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey results reveal the value of multiple mycotoxin detection...
Effects of LED Lights on Japanese Quail Reproduction
Research undertaken at the Federal University of Grande Dourados and the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, aimed to evaluate the development of the reproductive system of Japanese quail exposed to artificial lighting with LED of different colours....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Chicken Production Outside the EU is Much Faster Than Within
In Europe, non-European Union countries have expanded chicken meat production at six times the rate of EU member states since 2000, writes industry analyst Terry Evans....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Wealth Distribution Key to Chicken Consumption Growth
Poultry consumption is expected to grow in future, with Asia to play a big part in that, but the increase may be limited by weaker economic growth, writes industry analyst Terry Evans....
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