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A recent study reveals that it may be feasible to reduce the dietary amino acid intake for pullets, potentially lowering costs and improving sustainability in poultry farming. This research is especially significant as modern pullets are bred to mature...
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...
Protein malnutrition is a serious problem in both underdeveloped countries and the U.S., where many children and elderly people don't get enough protein. To determine the quality of food proteins, experts use a method called digestible indispensable amino acid...
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...
New research shows that the Bacillus licheniformis strain in GALLIPRO® Tect, a probiotic feed supplement for poultry helps reduce intestinal damage caused by coccidiosis. According to Alfred Blanch, DVM, PhD, coccidiosis is one of the most common and costly poultry...
Poultry litter is an excellent, low cost fertilizer if used properly. Land application of litter returns nutrients and organic matter to the soil, building soil fertility and quality. In addition to the macronutrients, N, P and K, poultry manure...
Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly serious threat for public health, and the use of antimicrobials in livestock feed has been a major contributing factor in the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance to many drugs, according to the U.S....
The current Covid-19 situation disturbs the supply chain of key feed ingredients The serious health crisis that the World is currently going through caused by the Coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on the production processes of our poultry...
Abstract Background Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health threat affecting treatment outcome in animals and humans. A pre-requisite for development of AMR reduction strategies is knowledge of antimicrobial use patterns, and how these affect resistance development. The aim of this...
Abstract To evaluate the utility of transect sampling for assessing animal welfare in large chicken flocks, we quantified relationships between environmental inputs, welfare problems detected using transect sampling, and production outcomes. We hypothesised that environmental inputs including environmental complexity (i.e....
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