HIPRASTATS for poultry: an innovative service based on data science and biostatistics to enhance prevention and to support the decision-making process

calendar icon 16 December 2021
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By: Hipra

Practical examples

The studies conducted by HIPRASTATS are 100% adapted to the client's requirements. The service provides customized solutions depending on the objective (i.e. improve sanitary status, production efficiency and/or economic performance of the farms).

These are some examples of studies conducted by the HIPRASTATS service:

  • Detect areas of improvement on quality of day-old chicks:

This type of study evaluates the different factors that can affect the quality of day-old chicks, from breeder level and especially during the whole process of storage and egg incubation until the arrival of the animals at the farm. See example:


RISK to day-old chick E. COLI POSITIVE

Breeder Farm

Farm C associated with lower positivity (p-value <0.03*)

Geographic region

No association

Genetic Line

No association

Antibiotic use at breeders

No association (few flocks treated during production)

Breeder age

Lower positivity on breeders <30 w (p-value <0.002**)

E. Coli vaccine

Vaccine B associated with lower positivity (p-value <0.045*)

Egg storage days

<7 days of storage slightly associated with higher positivity (p-value <0.07)

Amount of hatching eggs

No association

Hatch weekday

More positivity on Saturdays (p-value <0.01*)

  • Hatchery Performance analysis:

This type of study evaluates different hatchery key performance indicators, such as hatchability over total or over fertile, and taking into consideration several hatchery parameters and associated factors (e.g. breeder age, breeder farm, days of storage, hatchers, setters, etc.). See examples:

  • Detect risk factors to improve mortality rates:

In this type of study data from breeders, hatcheries and broiler farms are connected to evaluate the different factors that can affect 1st week broiler mortality. See examples:

  • Identification of the factors that are key for production without antibiotics (Origins®):

Pioneering detailed advice program designed to develop plans for an efficient and competitive animal production system without using antibiotics or coccidiostats. It is a complete program, where all the production keys are studied (biosecurity/management, nutrition, chick quality, prevention programs). A classification of origins and destinations is done by means of risk identification, using biostatistics See example:

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