Article published the January 12, 2018
Introduction Agricultural dust is generated in animal production facilities (Cambra-Lopez et al., 2010). Inhalation exposure to agricultural dust induces pulmonary inflammation and can lead to the development of chronic respiratory diseases (Palmberg et al., 1998; Redente and Massengale, 2006; Poole and Romberger, 2012). Several studies have demonstrated that agricultural workers, particularly po ...
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Participation in Forum on April 24, 2017
Chlorine bleach is probably the most common poultry water sanitizer used in the U.S. It is reasonably inexpensive and easily obtained and handled. However, the presence of a biofilm or organic matter will challenge its effectiveness. NaDCC is a good alternative to bleach. NaDCC tablets are popular with hikers and backpackers and outdoor adventurers as well as in emergency water treatment situa ...
Participation in Forum on April 20, 2017
Chlorine dioxide works well against biofilms. However, most poultry growers are more familiar with H2O2 and understand it better. Also, H2O2 is less dangerous and more readily available where most growers buy their sanitation/disinfection products. However, chlorine dioxide does a very good just have to be more careful with it and it is harder to find at the local poultry supply or o ...
Participation in Forum on April 20, 2017
A 3% solution of H2O2 products between flocks usually works well to help remove biofilm. With birds in the house, this is what I usually do.....add 8 ounces of H2O2 product to 5 gallons of water to make a stock solution; drop the medicator hose into this stock solution; medicate this solution into the water system at the dosing rate of 1 ounce per gallon or 1:128. I would do this for the first 2 ...
Participation in Forum on April 17, 2017
I usually do have the water tested for pH. I like to see somewhere around 6.2-6.8 for the pH of drinking water for chickens but I have seen anywhere from 3.5-9 at one time or another depending on the location, aquifer, etc. I think 6.5-7.8 is considered average for poultry drinking water. I usually don't test for hardness per se for I get calcium and magnesium in the mineral package I ask for a ...
Participation in Forum on April 13, 2017
Changing litter depends on the situation. In Mississippi, poultry growers go for years and never change the litter unless there is a disease problem or other issue that may require changing it. Growers remove a certain amount of litter when it gets too deep in the house and then even back out what remains and keep growing birds. Some growers have gone 8-10 years and never totally cleaned out to th ...
Video published on February 28, 2017
Tom Tabler, Extension Professor at Mississippi State University, shared advice on management practices, composting, lighting and water quality, during IPPE 2017 in Atlanta, USA.
Article published the February 6, 2017
Good litter management and proper ventilation are critical to preventing footpad dermatitis (FPD) and maintaining health in poultry flocks. Footpad dermatitis first became an issue for the poultry industry in the 1980s, but it surely existed long before that time. The condition is known by a variety of names, including pododermatitis and contact dermatitis. It is characterized by inflammation and ...
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Article published the October 21, 2016
Broiler breeder genetics are constantly changing as the poultry industry continues to shift more to processed items to meet increasing consumer demands for these products. Strains with the potential for high breast-meat yield in a feed-efficient manner now have the majority of the U.S. market. Genetic improvement over the past 50 years has been nothing short of remarkable. In fact, the six-fold im ...
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