As the No. 1 poultry producing state in the U.S., Georgia’s poultry industry generates more than $3.8 billion annually. Part of sustaining this vibrant economic driver for the state is keeping millions of birds healthy and marketable. A new innovation...
Institution: University of Arkansas Principal Investigator: Casey M. Owens, Ph.D. Novus International Professor of Poultry Science University of Arkansas Poultry Science O-209 1260 W. Maple St. Fayetteville, AR 72701 The broiler industry has been challenged with a condition referred to as "woody breast" for the past...
Introduction Figure 1. Changes in atmospheric concentrations of GHGs (IPCC, 2006). The on-going debate on global warming has left some people convinced that human activity is seriously impacting climate change. Others are skeptical and dismissive. Whether you believe global warming...
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Making an informed choice on a new beak treatment strategy Many poultry integrations and hatcheries have stopped or are about to discontinue infrared beak treatments and hot blade debeaking. Often because of legislation, but also increasingly because companies are starting...
Many factors can influence egg quality and appearance. These factors will vary depending upon the housing environment, genetics, drugs, feed ingredients, or chemicals used in agriculture. As egg production methods become more varied—for example, changing from cage to free...
Abstract Resveratrol (RV) is associated with protection against oxidative stress to improve health, however the effect of RV in layers under oxidative stress (OS) is limited. The objective of this experiment was to investigate the negative effect of OS and...
Institution: University of Georgia Principal Investigator: Dr. Nikki W. Shariat, Ph.D. University of Georgia Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center 953 College Station Road Athens, GA 30602 Accurate and rapid surveillance for Salmonella is required as a key step in assessing whether mitigation strategies are effective in...
Introduction The main objective in brooding chicks is to efficiently and economically provide a comfortable, healthy environment for growing birds. Temperature, air quality, humidity and light are critical factors to consider. Failure to provide the adequate environment during the brooding...
Tuanjun Hu, Lorna Taylor, Adrian Sherman, Christian Keambou Tiambo, Steven J Kemp, Bruce Whitelaw, Rachel J Hawken, Appolinaire Djikeng, Michael J McGrew  Centre for Tropical Livestock...
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