Examining the Roles of Macrophages and Vascular Inflammation in Broiler White Striping

Institution: University of California, Davis Principal Investigator: Michael J. Mienaltowski, DVM, PhD Annie J. King, PhD University of California, Davis 2251 Meyer Hall One Shields Ave. Davis, CA 95616 Broiler chickens...

Pathways to protection: How one vaccine decision can affect options for managing other diseases...

Broiler operations naturally want to provide the best disease protection for the least cost, but deciding which vaccines to use and when can be...

Long-term access to live black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) stimulates activity and reduces...

Abstract Commercially housed broilers frequently experience limited environmental stimulation and various health issues, compromising their welfare. Providing environmental enrichment can alleviate these problems by facilitating...

Poultry Carcass Condemnation and Skin Integrity: What’s the Link?

Across the globe, poultry carcass defects and condemnation — bruises, blood splash, breast blisters and red wing tips — are costing the broiler industry...

Immunomodulation is Key to Poultry Welfare and Performance

This is part 2 of a 4-part series exploring how epithelial integrity is the first line of defense to target immunomodulation, BCO and food...

The effect of heat stress on broiler performance and strategies to reduce this effect

Program Heat Stress Stress disrupts an animal’s normal physiological equilibrium.   Heat stress depends on environmental factors (temperature and humidity – THI), species, age, weight, etc. THI...

How essential oil and organic acid can affect this parasite in broilers

Your browser does not support HTML5 video in WebM with VP8/VP9 or MP4 with H.264. Both essential oil and organic acid have been demonstrated to...

Feeding Pellets for Broiler Performance Improvements

Feeding pelleted diets improves broiler production efficiency through increased feed intake and live weight gain as well as improved feed conversion ratio. Pelleting technology became...

Managing Infectious Bronchitis Virus in Poultry

Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a common disease in poultry flocks. It targets the upper respiratory tract in chickens and causes severe damage to...

Epithelial Integrity Is Essential as the First Line of Defense to Target BCO, Food...

Epithelial tissue is an animal’s first line of defense against environmental challenges. It covers all exterior and interior surfaces of the body including internal...
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