Article published the June 24, 2019
1. Introduction Genetic selection for production traits, to meet increased requirements for chicken meat, has been applied to broiler chickens at an unprecedented rate (Siegel, 2014; Tixier-Boichard et al., 2012; Zuidhof et al., 2014). Such an emphasis on productive traits may have compromised the ability of modern broilers to cope with metabolic and skeletal disorders (Dawkins and Layton, 2012; ...
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fazal Malik Malik As I said earlier, "How long to provide probiotics after hatch is difficult to say due to lack of suitable published evidence in this area. This is a topic requiring much more research effort in my view." Which probiotics are effective is also difficult to say based on published data. As in the early days of exogenous feed enzyme usage there were many claims and also many failu ...
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Rafael Duran, thanks for your interest and questions. My belief is that we need to provide probiotics no later than point of hatch, or earlier if feasible, in order to influence the development of the gut microbiota. Once this is set it is difficult, if not impossible, to alter it without continuous application of probiotics. How long to provide probiotics after hatch is difficult to say due to la ...
Article published the January 22, 2016
A key factor in the biological performance and efficiency of food producing animals is the health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  A healthy GI tract ensures optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients.  Within the poultry industry there are many initiatives aiming to understand gut health and how it can be influenced to improve efficiency and reduce disease.  These initiative ...
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Video published on July 13, 2015
Dr. R. Bailey speaks about why farms would be more vulerable to be affected by necrotic enteritis and the first signs of it. He also talks about the measures he would recommend to antibiotic free producers to keep NE at tolerable levels and the challenges that exist regarding future vaccination against necrotic enteritis.
Article published the May 12, 2015
Introduction The efficient conversion of feed into its basic components for optimal nutrient absorption is vital for both broiler and broiler breeder production and welfare. Gut health, an intricate and complex area combining nutrition, microbiology, immunology and physiology, has a key role to play. When gut health is compromised, digestion and nutrient absorption are affected which, in turn, ca ...
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