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Text file for accessibility: p1276_accessible.docx The proper diagnosis of poultry diseases depends on three important factors: Identification of vital organs and body structure. Knowledge of disease symptoms and lesions. A systematic plan for examining the bird’s...
Source: Alltech Proper handling and storage is key to ensuring your birds get the most from low-inclusion premixes. Vitamins are essential micronutrients required in all poultry diets, with each vitamin playing a critical role in the bird’s overall health and performance....
How Many Nutrient Units Do I Have? Poultry Operations If you own a poultry operation, Ontario Regulation 267/03 under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 applies to you if your operation generates 300 or more nutrient units (NU) annually. It also applies...
Download the complete report Background As housing of commercial laying hens moves away from conventional cages, new protocols regarding laying hen welfare are being established to assess these changes in furnished cages and free-run systems. Three topics are investigated as opportunities...
Epithelial tissue, or skin, is an animal’s first line of defense against environmental challenges. It covers all exterior and interior surfaces of the body, like its cavities, tubes, organs and blood vessels, including the respiratory, reproductive, urogenital and gastrointestinal...
Source: Biomin Poultry producers all aim to deliver their product, be it meat or eggs, in a way that is acceptable to consumers while being economically sustainable. The use of antibiotic growth promoters in poultry production systems has met increasing...
Three common water sanitation programs Clean sanitized water is one of the most critical, but unfortunately often overlooked, elements in allowing a flock to perform to its full potential. Clean water reduces stress on the animals and helps to prevent...
The science of nutrition involves providing a balance of nutrients that best meets the animals needs for growth, maintenance, egg production, etc. For economic reasons, this supply of nutrients should be at least cost, and so we must supply...
Institution: University of Georgia Principal Investigator: Michael Czarick University of Georgia Poultry Science Department 110 Cedar Street Athens, GA 30602 In today's broiler industry producers are relying less on antibiotics and putting more attention on animal welfare than ever before. One result of this trend...
While antibiotic usage is often acceptable to poultry producers, they should consider alternatives practices in order to stay competitive in today’s market. It’s becoming clear that the preference for antibiotic-free feeds and products is not merely a market trend;...
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