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Emerging UK Avian Disease Threats: January-March 2015
Threats of avian influenza, colibacillosis and unusual diagnoses of leucosis are among the disease detections in this report from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), which looks back at disease threats emerging during the first quarter of 2015....
Alternatives to Pine Shavings for Poultry Bedding
Bedding is one of the most important but yet often overlooked parts of poultry production....
Measuring Waddles in Ducks
Walking ability has an important impact on chicken health and welfare, and ducks are no different. A study published by Maja Makagon and colleagues in August's issue of Poultry Science evaluated a system for measuring waddles in Pekin ducks....
Alternatives to Antibiotic Growth Promoters in Poultry and Pigs
The use of antibiotics in feed for growth promotion has long been restricted in the EU, but there has been a lot of research activity looking at possible alternative compounds. This article looks at the potential for feed additives such as organic acids,...
Value of Using a Marek's Vector rHVT-H5 in Avian Influenza Vaccination
This article by Yannick Gardin and colleagues from Ceva describes the development of Vectormune® AI, and the benefits of the vaccine for protecting chickens from avian influenza....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Goose Meat Trade 'Flat'
World goose production is concentrated in Asia and especially mainland China, whilst Hungary and Poland dominate Europe's exports, writes industry analyst Terry Evans....
Is Poultry Performance Affected By Feed Particle Size?
Feed particle size manipulation has recently become a “hot topic” as a means to improve the efficiency of poultry live performance. ...
Greater Bioavailability of Chelates Found When Compared to Inorganic Zinc in Broiler Chicks
A new study compared the bioavailability of different forms of zinc when fed to broilers with the objective of developing more effective and efficient poultry nutrition options for producers....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Asia Dominates Duck Production
Asia's domination of world duck production continues, with production increasing over the last 15 years, writes industry analyst Terry Evans....
The Laying Hen Housing Research Project
Research into laying hen housing by the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply has shown a variety of pluses and minuses between three different systems – cage-free aviary housing, enriched colony housing and conventional cage....
Welfare and Efficiency in Poultry Production
Demand for chicken meat is rising around the world and this is leading to calls for greater efficiency and sustainable intensification....
Poultry Welfare during Transport
Poultry are exposed to a number of stress factors during transport, but problems with temperature stress could be the main threat....
LED Bulbs: Much to Offer the Poultry Industry
The light emitting diode (LED) bulb is an energy saving alternative to other light sources commonly used in poultry production. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers explain how to get the best out of LEDs...
UK Disease Report: Necrotic Enteritis, Mycoplasma
Necrotic enteritis, a Mycoplasma outbreak and Salmonella all feature in this monthly Disease Surveillance Report from the UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency, which looks back at diseases reported in April 2015....
Impact of Feeding Chelates on Shell Quality, Tibia Strength and Immunity in Laying Hens
This study from researchers at Novus International looked at how changes in the trace mineral content of layer diets affects eggshell quality and other aspects of layer health and performance....
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