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New research from Chr. Hansen confirms that GALLIPRO® — a direct-fed microbial (DFM) for poultry containing a unique strain of Bacillus subtilis — allows producers to reduce energy, protein and amino-acid content in feed, without reducing broiler performance. GALLIPRO®...
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 available in the 1930's and is now used in the manufacturing of nearly all commercial...
A fever is the body’s natural response to inflammatory stimuli, such as a virus or infection. Once the immune system recognizes the challenge — a bacterial or pathogenic infection — it triggers a change in body temperature to heal...
Normal everyday mortality from any commercial poultry operation can be managed efficiently and safely by composting if the proper procedures are followed. Composting is the biological decomposition and stabilization of organic matter under controlled conditions. It is an aerobic...
O&T Farms Ltd. (Regina SK), in collaboration with the University of Guelph, initiated a series of research projects focused on developmental programming in both broiler and pullet breeding stock, starting in 2017. The purpose of the research was to...
Water belly in broiler flocks is a leading cause of mortality and whole carcass condemnations Ascites in chickens, commonly referred to as water belly, represents a spectrum of physiological and metabolic changes leading to the excess accumulation of fluid in...
Abstract The laying hen industry, including in the United States, is responding to social concerns about hen welfare by implementing alternative housing systems such as the aviary, to provide more space and resources to large groups of hens. Data detailing...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Vigorous research and the application of cutting-edge technology by Zoetis scientists were behind the development of the newest recombinant vaccine to protect broilers from Newcastle and Marek’s disease viruses. The vaccine, Poulvac® Procerta™ HVT-ND, was years in the making,...
Highlights • In-package cold plasma allows to effectively control spoilage organisms in chicken breast. • Cold plasma has minimal effect on colour, pH and water holding capacity of poultry meat. • Plasma treatment allowed to extend the microbial shelf-life...
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...
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