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Article published the April 10, 2024
Light and dark cycles within a 24-hour period play a crucial role in maintaining physiological and behavioral rhythms in animals.In birds, daily rhythms associated with feed intake, physical activity, sleep-wake cycles, and physiological rhythms are influenced by photoperiod. The ancestors of domestic chickens, the Red Junglefowl, are diurnal animals with activity during the light period and inact ...
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This member gave a presentation on January 29, 2024
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IPPE - International Production & Processing Expo 2024
Article published the December 1, 2023
Bio-security is the cheapest, most effective means of disease prevention and control available.  Proper bio-security will help to ensure the overall health and welfare of your flock.What is “Bio-security”?Simply put it is protecting your birds from disease by minimizing their exposure to vectors or fomites.What is a vector or a fomite?A vector is something living and a fomite is s ...
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Article published the September 29, 2023
The first few days of life are some of the most important in chicks' lives. During this time, chicks start developing and set themselves up for the rest of their lifetime. The husbandry decisions made at this point can impact the birds' growth, development, health and welfare.This newsletter will focus on three important parts of giving chicks the best start:TemperatureFeedWater  &nbs ...
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Article published the September 29, 2023
Spondylolisthesis, often called ‘kinky back’, is a deformity that affects broiler chickens’ spines. The deformity occurs in the fifth and/or sixth vertebrae (T6) and leads to spinal cord compression making it hard for birds to walk, and in severe cases it can cause paralysis. Chickens are lame and will sit with extended feet, show an imbalance, and fall on their side when attempt ...
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Article published the September 8, 2023
    In the United States, consumers have a lot of choice when it comes to food products. Various claims and labels on the products provide consumers with information about how the animals were raised and treated during production. However, the information on animal products can sometimes be confusing. This article explains some of the common labels and claims found on animal product ...
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Article published the June 2, 2023
The incubation environment is important for embryonic development and programs chick welfare. The focus of this newsletter is on the effects of the incubator environment on chicken egg incubation, but the same principles can apply to other poultry species. For more information on hatchery topics, see our previous newsletter.This newsletter will focus on the 4 most important incubation factors in t ...
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This member gave a presentation on January 23, 2023
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IPPE - International Production & Processing Expo 2023
Video published on March 25, 2022
Sasha van der Klein (Hendrix Genetics), Noémie Garcia Martinez (Hendrix Genetics), Bethany Baker-Cook (Auburn University) and Kooney Pongmanee (Kasetsart University, Thailand) talk to Sam Shafer (PSA) about research on welfare, behaviour and other modern challenges, as well as collaboration in the scientific community. Let's Squawk About It is a monthly interview segment by the Poultry Science Ass ...
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