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Colibacillosis in Layers: an Overview
A review of the aetiology, routes of transmission, clinical signs, diagnosis and intervention strategies against colibacillosis in pullets and laying hens from Hy-Line International. ...
Poultry Health Research Round-up
Recent research with broiler chickens has revealed that coccidiosis can be controlled by probiotics and genetic selection, while dietary organic acids help tackle other enteric diseases. A prebiotic/probiotic product has been found to be effective against...
Administration of a Salmonella Enteritidis to Newly Hatched Broilers Reduces Colonisation and Shedding of a Salmonella Enteritidis Challenge Strain
A new study in Belgium has revealed a strain of Salmonella Enteritidis which showed some promise to help reduce food-borne infections when given to chicks in the drinking water and was even more effective when administered by spray in the hatchery....
Superdosing to Eliminate Dietary Phytate an Opportunity for Performance Gains in Poultry
The use of phytase feed enzymes is increasingly moving beyond the simple release of phosphorus (P), with more complete phytate elimination through superdosing offering considerable performance gains, according to AB Vista. ...
Backyard Poultry Biosecurity
Useful information for smallholders and hobby farmers on keeping their poultry healthy and what to do if you see signs of disease, particularly avian influenza or Newcastle disease....
Performance, Health and Tissue Weights of Broilers Fed Graded Levels of Hairless Hulled Canary Seed
Yellow and brown hairless canary seeds have merit and are safe for broiler feeding, according to new research from Canada....
Oral Administration of Antimicrobials Increases Antimicrobial Resistance in E. coli from Chicken
From a review of published literature, researchers in Germany found that the administration of a single antimicrobial resulted in a higher level of antimicrobial resistance in most cases, and this tended to increase when more than antimicrobial and/or...
Effects of Sawdust Thickness on the Performance, Environmental Condition and Welfare of Yellow Broilers
Increasing litter thickness was associated with improvements in the growth, air conditions and welfare of yellow broilers in this study from Yangzhou, China. ...
Finalisation of FSIS's Modernisation of Poultry Slaughter Inspection Rule
Dr Ashley B. Peterson, vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs for the US National Chicken Council, explains what the new Rule means for poultry production processes and food safety. ...
Xylanase Characteristics the Key to Unlocking Consistent, Reliable Gains from NSP-degrading Enzyme Use
The factors affecting efficacy in non-starch polysaccharide (NSP)-degrading feed enzymes remain subject to considerable confusion, despite increasingly widespread use within the poultry and swine sectors, writes Dr Craig Wyatt, AB Vista Poultry Technical...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Growth in Chicken Consumption in Americas Slows
Poultry industry analyst, Terry Evans, explores the trends in chicken meat consumption in the Americas....
Four Common Minimum Ventilation Mistakes
The four basic requirements of successful minimum ventilation are explained by Jess Campbell, Jim Donald, Dennis Brothers and Gene Simpson National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University College of Agriculture. ...
Experimental Velogenic Newcastle Disease Varies Between Chickens and Guinea Fowl
A new study in Nigeria reveals that chickens are more susceptible than guinea fowl to velogenic Newcastle disease and that whereas the Kudu-113 infection is viscerotropic in chickens, it is neurotropic in guinea fowls....
Low-Cost Sensors Enable New Possibilities for Advanced Systems in Poultry Management and Processing
Advances in consumer technology have allowed researchers to explore a new range of possibilities for low-cost advanced sensor systems for poultry processing and management, according to Colin Usher of the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Food Processing...
Effect of High-oxygen and Oxygen-free Modified Atmosphere Packaging on Spoilage Process of Poultry Breast Fillets
High-oxygen packaging offered no advantages over high-nitrogen packaging of chicken fillets in terms of meat quality or shelf life in this experiment in Germany....
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