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Chlorine Dioxide Versus Chlorine: What’s the Difference?
Byron Stein, Editor of 'Drumstick', explores the differences between conventional chlorination and chlorine dioxide for water sanitation....
Do We Understand Hatch of Fertiles Correctly?
Gerd de Lange, Senior Poultry Specialist at the Pas Reform Academy, explains the different ways to calculate egg hatchability....
Effect of Housing System on Egg Quality During Extended Storage
Current US egg quality standards should effectively define quality for commercially produced conventional cage, enriched colony cage and cage-free aviary eggs, according to a new study led by USDA ARS, which found some differences in eggshell and albumen...
Effect of Bac-D on Hatchability, Conductance, Growth Rate and Feed Conversion in Turkey Poults
Feed conversion ratio was significantly better at 21 days of age in poults that had hatched from eggs that had been sanitised with a wound disinfectant, Bac-D, than from eggs washed with water, according to new research from North Carolina State University....
Managing Turkeys for Optimum Health and Performance
As pressure increases to reduce further antibiotic use in animal production, we need to come up with smarter ways to prevent and control diseases. Editor, Jackie Linden, reports on some of the work to come up with effective alternative solutions from...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: US Produces Half the World’s Turkey Meat
Half of global turkey meat output is the the United States, according to industry watcher, Terry Evans, in his latest review of this sector....
Deep Pectoral Myopathy (Green Muscle Disease) in Broilers
Deep pectoral myopathy (DPM) is a degenerative muscle disease of heavy chickens and turkeys commonly referred to as 'Green Muscle Disease'. Mississippi State University Extension Service explains the causes of the condition and measures you can take to...
Tackling Campylobacter in Poultry Plants
With concerns rising over Campylobacter infections from poultry, treatments are being sought in the processing plant and on the farm to reduce the threat, writes Chris Harris....
Performance of Broiler Breeder Females from 1980 and 2000 under Different Feeding Regimes
Research from Israel shows that for broiler breeder females, threshold bodyweight for entry into lay is primarily a matter of lean body mass rather than body fat content. Overfeeding was confirmed to affect adversely reproductive performance....
Transmission of Influenza Viruses from Animals to Humans
Ron Fouchier from the Erasmus Medical Centre explains how influenza viruses jump from animals to people and what can be done to mitigate risks for public health....
Effect of Dietary Levels of Canola Meal on Performance, Digestibility and Gut Morphology of Broilers
A new experiment in Brazil reveals that canola meal can be added at levels up to 16.7 per cent in diets for broilers without affecting the key variables of growth performance. Higher inclusion had some adverse effects on nutrient digestibility and the...
Potential of Defatted Microalgae from the Biofuel Industry as a Feed Ingredient in Pig and Poultry Diets
Defatted microalgal biomass, a by-product from biofuel production, has potential as a new and sustainable feed ingredient for pigs, laying hens and broilers, according to Cornell University researchers. ...
Coexisting with Neighbours: A Poultry Farmer’s Guide
Treating neighbours with concern and respect will help ensure continuation of appropriate, responsible farming practices in the future, according to Dr Casey W. Ritz of the University of Georgia, who gives practical advice to help achieve good relations....
Controlling Salmonella in the Food Chain in the European Union: Progress over the Last 10 Years
A review of the incidence of foodborne Salmonella in humans in the European Union over the last 10 years and the programmes and regulations that have contributed to the decline in chickens and, more recently, turkeys....
Waste to Energy: Potential of Biodigestion
Poultry CRC in Australia has investigated the potential to mitigate waste streams from poultry hatcheries and processing facilities - and recover energy in the process. ...
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