Poultry Industry Technical Articles

Genetics - Reproduction

Article published the May 5, 2009:

Management to Minimize Reduction in Fertility and Hatchability Late in Lay

In all avian species, as well as in other animals in the animal kingdom, increasing age has an adverse effect on reproductive success. The age related decrease in reproduction in the commercial fowl is due, in ...
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Article published the March 9, 2009:

The benefits of extra centimetres

During incubation, the content of an egg is transformed into a living, day old chick. This miracle of life is the result of a very delicate process, that requires a high level of understanding and control for o...
Author/s :
Mirella van de Sant
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Article published the March 2, 2009:

Achieving and Maintaining Fertility in Broiler Breeders

Infertility: Male or Female Problem? It could be both. However, if an egg is laid, the "potential" fertility is always there. Males, may be or may become "impotent". Causes of Infertility: In fema...
Author/s :
Dr. Suresh Nipane
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Article published the February 23, 2009:

Balancing the eggs

The development of the embryo is determined by the temperature inside the shell, the embryo temperature. This temperature will dictate the development, but with that also the hatchability and the quality of the...
Author/s :
Mirella van de Sant
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Article published the February 12, 2009:

Hatchability Problems in Muscovy Duck Eggs and Artificial Insemination Process

When a problem occurs in hatchability, usually it can be categorized as a hatchery, egg handling, or breeder flock problem. If the problem has originated within the breeder flock, it is probable that it happen...
Author/s :
ibrahim ahmed
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Article published the September 25, 2008:

Predicting Chick Quality: Which Is Best - Chick Length Or Hatch Day Body Weight?

Measuring chick quality has been a difficult issue since the beginning of the poultry industry. There have been many attempts over the decades to evaluate chick quality in the hatchery to predict future perform...
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Article published the September 1, 2008:

Brooding Chicks and Poults: Environmental Critical Control Points

Farm management during the early brooding stage in the life of the chick or poult will determine whether they will reach their full potential. Every hour that a chick’s or poult’s environment is less than optim...
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Article published the August 11, 2008:

Managing Today’s Broiler Breeder Female

Managing the modern broiler breeder female so that she will produce a large number of high quality hatching eggs is a delicate combination of both art and science. Over the past few decades, broiler breeders ha...
Author/s :
Keith Bramwell
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Article published the July 30, 2008:

Fertility and Embryonic Mortality in Breeders

Broiler breeder fertility is, somewhat indirectly, of utmost importance to the overall success of the poultry industry. Through many years of intense genetic selection and improved nutritional management, there...
Author/s :
Keith Bramwell
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Article published the June 10, 2008:

Feed Passage in Broilers: A Complex Problem

"Feed passage," or, more accurately, the passage of undigested feed in the feces of broilers, continues to be reported in broiler integrations on a sporadic basis. The incidence and severity are much lower at p...
Author/s :
Amir NilipourGary ButcherRichard Miles
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