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Effects of Light Colour on Poultry Health and Welfare
Three articles published in this month's issue of Poultry Science focussed on the effects of different colours and types of light in poultry production. What can the latest research tell us about how best to light poultry barns?...
How to Keep Your Backyard Flock Cool and Comfortable in Summer
Help your flock stay happy and healthy by remembering these essential summertime tips from the Purina Animal Nutrition Centre....
Faster-Growing Broiler Breeds Have Less Dietary Flexibility
As breeders select for more productive qualities in poultry breeds, other characteristics that may be useful in different conditions can sometimes be lost. Faster growing broiler breeds are less able to cope with a varied diet than those with lower growth...
Bed Bugs: Difficult Pests to Control in Poultry Breeder Flocks
Bed bug infestations in poultry houses have negative consequences for poultry health, welfare and productivity. In this article from Mississippi State University's MSU Cares project, researchers describe the life cycle of bed bugs, the impacts on flocks,...
Antibiotic Growth Promoters Versus Drug-Free Poultry Production
The use of antibiotics as growth promoters in poultry production is a global human health concern due to increasing resistance by pathogens to these drugs. This study from M-L. Gaucher and colleagues, published in the journal Poultry Science, set out...
Impacts of Bird Flu Outbreak on China's Poultry Meat Supply Chain
Live bird markets in China are instrumental in the transmission of avian flu between birds and humans, meaning that there may be a need to restructure the poultry supply chain in future to avoid dangerous epidemics....
Cheap Berry Extracts Could Reduce Salmonella Growth
The ongoing trend to reduce antibiotic use in poultry production has led some scientists to search for alternative, natural antimicrobials. This study by S. Salaheen and colleagues, recently published in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research, asked...
UK Disease Report: Cases of Spinal Abscess, Marek's Disease
Cases of spinal abcess in broilers, Marek's disease in backyard pullets, and respiratory disease in pheasants all feature in this monthly Disease Surveillance Report from the UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency, which looks back at diseases reported in...
Spiking Mortality Syndrome in Broilers, Part 3
Although spiking mortality of broiler chickens is no longer a hot topic in the industry, it still is somewhat of a recurrent problem in several parts of the world. In Part 3 of this series, Angel I. Salazar focuses on sanitation, pest control, litter...
Making Money from Poultry Litter as Fertiliser
Poultry manure can be a great source of fertiliser, and could make poultry farmers some extra money if used well, writes Byron Stein, Editor of the 'Drumstick' newsletter from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Can the Sonali Chicken Cross-Breed Improve the Poultry Industry in Bangladesh?
Bangladesh's poultry sector is rapidly expanding, providing a source of protein as well as employment in the country. But how do different breeds and production systems compare in terms of benefits to the producer? This study from the UN's Food and Agriculture...
Gout Management in Poultry
This article from the technical service team at Provimi Animal Nutrition India explains the symptoms of gout, its many different causes, and how producers can use management techniques to reduce its incidence....
Spiking Mortality Syndrome in Broilers, Part 2
Although spiking mortality of broiler chickens is no longer a hot topic in the industry, it still is somewhat of a recurrent problem in several parts of the world. In Part 2 of this series, Angel I. Salazar focuses on lighting, feeding, and ventilation...
How to Construct Your Backyard Poultry Coop
Flock comfort and caregiver convenience help make backyard coops successful, according to these tips on how to construct your coop from the Purina Animal Nutrition Centre....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Egg Consumption in Africa and Oceania Below the Global Average
By 2050, it is estimated that 25 per cent of the global human population will live in Africa compared with just 0.6 per cent in Oceania. Industry analyst, Terry Evans, explains the impacts of these shifts on average egg consumption in these regions....
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