Metabolisable energy (ME) is the energy that comes from feed raw materials which is available for animal maintenance and growth. Non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) degrading enzymes release bound energy from the feed ingredients by breaking down fibre. This process also...
Phosphorus is a critical nutrient for poultry health. Birds need it for metabolizing other nutrients and vitamins, growing bones and muscles, developing eggshells properly and much more. The source of phosphorus present in plant-based raw materials used in poultry diets...
While simple practices may be easy to overlook, vaccine failures can be prevented with  a well-executed vaccine program. Diseases are everywhere and often evolve, making them complicated to control in poultry. Vaccination programs mitigate disease risk in a poultry flock,...
By News Desk on July 26, 2022 Salmonella from imported Brazilian poultry doesn’t cause a lot of illnesses in UK consumers, according to a study. Long-term surveillance data collected in the United Kingdom showed no rise in two types of Salmonella following the increase of...
Organic Acid's Dual Role: Improved Bird Health, Safer Processing Bacteria are one of the major microbes present in poultry. While many bacteria are harmless, there are some pathogenic bacteria which can be detrimental to bird health and performance. Pathogenic bacteria...
As a broiler producer, you put a lot of thought into providing the best nutrition and management for your flock as they grow to their market weight. But what happens during the 21 days before they even hatch is...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com More than half of the broilers produced in the US in 2021 were vaccinated as part of a total control regimen for coccidiosis — a ubiquitous parasitic disease of poultry that can reduce growth rate and feed conversion. Traditional...
By Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM, Ph.D., University of Maine Cooperative Extension For information about UMaine Extension programs and resources, visit extension.umaine.edu. Find more of our publications and books at extension.umaine.edu/publications/. Severe coliform salpingitis of poultry (CS) is a common condition that may occur...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Marek’s disease has become increasingly complex, and achieving good control may require revamping the vaccination strategy, according to Isabel M. Gimeno, DVM, professor, North Carolina State University. The evolution of Marek’s disease virus (MDV) has increased the pathogen’s virulence....
Gut health is the key to mitigating potential safety, welfare issues in NAE operations. As consumer demand drives more of the poultry industry towards a “No Antibiotics Ever” (NAE) label, more than half of U.S. broilers are raised without ionophore...
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