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ABSTRACT Understanding factors affecting metabolizable energy (ME) availability for (re)productive processes is an important step in optimal feed formulation and breeding in poultry. The first experiment in this thesis compared a mathematical modelling methodology with the comparative slaughter technique (CST)...
The skin or epithelial tissue of an animal provides a physical barrier between the animal and its environment, protecting the animal from bacteria and physical injury. In the case of poultry, if the integrity of the skin is challenged,...
Gary D. Butcher and Richard D. Miles2 To obtain maximum broiler production potential, management of the poultry house environment is essential. An important measure of a suitable environment is proper maintenance of poultry litter. Litter is defined as excreted manure...
The relationship between a healthy gut, the animal's microbiota and optimum performance is undeniable. Especially in the early stages, the microbiota can heavily impact the final outcome of the production process. As such, it is important to manage and support...
Publication Number: P2859 Footpad dermatitis is a major welfare concern in broiler chickens and is used as an audit criterion in the U.S. and Europe during animal welfare audits. However, there seems to be less concern among...
Download the complete Article Micro-Aid® Liquid has been university researched and commercially proven as being effective in controlling noxious gasses (e.g. – ammonia, hydrogen sulfide ,etc.) and accelerating waste breakdown in storage systems, along with improving cleanup of building pens...
Quick Facts… Biosecurity measures will help with disease prevention and are essential for the poultry flock owner. Biosecurity consists of the methods an owner can use to decrease diseases from affecting their flock. Good management will include isolation practices,...
Christmas Dinners are one of the UK's most cherished traditions, and Christmas menus have evolved greatly over the years. Today, turkey is the typical meat of choice; going back 500 years, it was beef, venison, and wild boar in...
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...
Gary D. Butcher and Mojtaba Yegani2 Protecting poultry against disease involves more than simply administering preventive vaccines. Disease prevention is a complex and multifaceted process. Vaccine quality is commonly blamed when a disease occurs; however, there are usually other factors...
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