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Video published on June 6, 2019
Darrin Karcher (Purdue University) discussed the minimum stocking density in this system to achieve sufficient production and welfare conditions -including feather coverage-, during an interview at the Multi-State Poultry Feeding and Nutrition Conference and Silvateam's Technical Symposium in Indianapolis, USA.
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Video published on June 6, 2019
Darrin Karcher (Purdue University) explained this measure that can be taken during a disease outbreak to avoid depopulation and maintain production, in an interview during the Multi-State Poultry Feeding and Nutrition Conference and Silvateam's Technical Symposium in Indianapolis, USA.
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This member gave a presentation on February 11, 2019
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IPPE - International Production & Processing Expo 2019
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IPPE - International Production & Processing Expo 2017
Article published the January 20, 2017
What is ILT? Infectious laryngotracheitis, also known as LT or ILT, has often caused disease outbreaks at fairs in Michigan. ILT is a viral disease of chickens that can also cause disease in peafowl and pheasants. It typically results in a drastic death loss in a flock. ILT is easily spread by birds that are experiencing the disease, those that have survived the disease, birds that have been vac ...
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Article published the July 3, 2015
A comparison of commercial conventional cage (CC), enriched colony cage (EC), and cage-free aviary (AV) was conducted at the same production site.  Egg shell and environmental microbiology were monitored post-peak production. It is not uncommon for poultry to shed Salmonella spp. or other coliforms thus the prevalence (presence or absence) of Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. were determ ...
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Article published the July 3, 2015
A comparison of commercial conventional cage (CC), enriched colony cage (EC), and cage-free aviary (AV) was conducted at the same production site. The Lohmann LSL Classic White laying hen was used in the three production environments. The CC is the traditional housing system used in the United States while the EC and AV are beginning to become a more prominent housing system for laying hens. The E ...
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Video published on June 2, 2015
Dr. Darrin Karcher, Extension Specialist at Michigan State University, speaks about different housing systems for laying hens, about the disadvantages of the free range system and about the future of the egg production industry.
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Article published the May 30, 2015
INTRODUCTION The majority (approximately 95%) of laying-hen houses in the United States use conventional cage (CC) systems. However, concerns have been increasing about CC systems in connection with animal welfare. Some states have passed regulations that require significant increases in hens’ space allocations (e.g., California Proposition 2) or phasing out CC systems (e.g., Michigan) and ...
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This member gave a presentation on May 7, 2015
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VIII AMEVEA International Seminar 2015
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Location:West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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