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Low Temperature Performance of Disinfectants
Many disinfectants, which claim proper efficacy against many pathogens, are often tested at ideal circumstances, meaning room temperature (25 degrees C), clean surfaces with no dirt and mostly against one single type of microbe....
Necrotic Enteritis, Coccidiosis - Multifactorial Role of Butyrate on Intestinal Health
In the poultry industry the difference between making profit or loss is often determined by the incidence of infectious diseases, writes Pauline Paap, Orffa Additives B.V. ...
Tree Planting Could Protect Free-Range Hens from Feather Pecking
Injurious feather-pecking in free-range systems is an economic and welfare concern for the egg-producing industry. Recent work from A Bright, R Gill and TH Willings looked at how access to tree cover affected levels of plumage damage through pecking....
Colistin - The Latest European Antibiotic Resistance Challenge
Europe appears to have been thrown into turmoil following the release of a paper by Liu and colleagues (2015), describing the emergence of a plasmid-mediated colistin resistance mechanism, mcr-1 gene, in China, writes David Burch, Veterinarian, Octagon...
A Closer Look at Avian Influenza
Avian influenza (AI) is without a doubt one of the biggest concerns for the world’s poultry industry, writes Melanie Epp....
Role of Probiotics in Poultry Health
A large body of evidence supports the use of probiotics to prevent or mitigate the effects of dysbacteriosis and, specifically, necrotic enteritis. Article by Alfred Blanch, Spain....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Developing Countries Main Drivers in Chicken Consumption
Global poultry meat consumption is rising, and so is consumption in the Americas, with white breast meat preferred by the higher-income consumers, writes poultry industry analyst Terry Evans....
Selecting Xylanases for Consistent Performance Improvements
Pelleting feed for poultry unequivocally benefits animal performance by improving feed intake, increasing nutrient digestibility, reducing feed wastage and reducing microbial contamination, writes Gilson Gomes, Global Technical Manager, AB Vista....
Key Focus Areas of Development for the Future Within Animal Nutrition Technology
Richard Cooper, Managing Director, AB Vista, Hadden Graham, Technical Director, AB Vista and Mike Bedford, R&D Director, AB Vista discuss some of the key focus areas of development for the future within animal nutrition technology, highlighting the potential...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Chicken Trade Growth Slows
While the trade in chicken meat continues to grow, the rate of increase is slowing, writes poultry industry analyst Terry Evans....
Reducing the Threat of Salmonella and Campylobacter on the Processing Line
Pre-harvest interventions, adequate sanitary dressing procedures at slaughter, and adequate sanitary conditions during further processing are a part of an integrated approach to reduce the public health impact of Salmonella and Campylobacter in a poultry...
Maximum Phytate Destruction
Phytate (IP6) is a significant anti-nutrient, binding other key nutrients important for growth including Ca, Zn, Fe, plus other trace minerals and amino acids. Dietary phytate can increase maintenance costs and reduce energy utilization for growth, writes...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Chicken Meat Output to Exceed 100 Million Tonnes
The Americas is the largest chicken meat producing region in the world, but the industry there has grown more slowly than in other regions in recent years, writes industry analyst Terry Evans....
Avian Influenza in the US: What Really Happened?
Dozens of recent news articles have reported on the facts, findings and frequent updates regarding the recent outbreaks of avian influenza in the United States, writes Prof Guillermo Zavala from the University of Georgia. ...
Best Practice in the Broiler House: Biosecurity
Biosecurity creates hygienic conditions within the poultry house to minimise the adverse effects of disease, optimise bird performance and welfare and provide assurance on food safety issues. ...
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