Many egg farms are transitioning to cage-free production due to the banning of cages in some states, said Andrea Mendoza, a graduate research assistant at Michigan State University (MSU). It’s a learning curve for poultry growers because these systems...
Mortality can be due to disease but can also be a management problem. Poor flock management can cause high mortality leading into production or persistent mortality throughout the life of flock. To determine mortality issues possibly related to management, begin by...
So, you’ve checked your hens and determined that your flock is ready for insemination, but do you know the proper process to ensure the best rate of success? Our team of Hybrid Turkeys experts have recommendations to help ensure...
Key Points Current livestock manure “book values” (the approximate amounts of various nutrients in manure) are several decades old. Using recent data from several Midwest U.S. labs, we found that manure nutrient data have changed over time compared to...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Many years ago, part of my master’s degree thesis involved evaluating whether or not anticoccidial sensitivity tests (ASTs) actually represent real-life commercial chicken production. To conduct ASTs, different groups of Eimeria-free birds are infected with field isolates of coccidia....
Source: Janzen Ag Law Here in Indiana, the fight against livestock or solar farms seemed to have moved to the county level. Interest groups are mobilizing to remonstrate against agriculture. Farmers and landowners can do a few things to improve...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Emerging and re-emerging diseases can cause sudden, potentially catastrophic illness and death in commercial poultry flocks, said R.M. “Mick” Fulton, DVM, PhD, with the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Lansing, Michigan. “It is up to investigators to...
Source: Murray Mcmurray hatchery Chicken breeds raised for meat often develop health issues that are less common among other breeds. Continuing our interview series with poultry expert and best-selling author, Gail Damerow, we ask her about special health considerations when...
Poultry production extends beyond the role of producing food  ̶  it stimulates economies and provides an affordable source of nutrition to the global population. As one of the largest sectors of agriculture in the world, raising healthy, productive birds...
Live vaccines for Salmonella have been found to start offering protection within a few days of administration, acting “almost as a competitive exclusion,” said Chuck Hofacre, president of the Southern Poultry Research Group. A normal antibody immune response would...
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