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Article published the January 11, 2022:

Effect of high concentrations of dietary vitamin D3 on pullet and laying hen performance, skeleton health, eggshell quality, and yolk vitamin D3 content when fed to W36 laying hens from day of hatch until 68 wk of age

INTRODUCTIONVitamin D is a group of closely related compounds that have antirachitic activity. It has been estimated that nearly 50% of the United States population is at risk for vitamin D deficiency or insuff...
Author/s :
Kimberly LivingstonMike Persia
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Article published the January 4, 2022:

Understanding The Woody Breast Syndrome and Other Myopathies in Modern Broiler Chickens

I. INTRODUCTIONThe rise in incidence of myopathies in young broilers over the past few years has resulted in the industry looking for solutions to reduce and/or eliminate their effects in the poultry flock. The...
Author/s :
Shai Barbut
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Article published the December 1, 2021:

Keel Bone Fractures in Laying Hens

This newsletter provides an overview of the anatomy of the keel bone, risk factors and welfare implications associated with keel fractures, how to assess keel bone integrity, and management strategies to mitiga...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the November 10, 2021:

Importance of a healthy liver for egg production

The liver is one of the most metabolically active organs in the bird and its function can be altered when the animal is exposed to toxic compounds, which is more frequent in birds with long lifespans, such laye...
Author/s :
Teresa M. Agulles Teixidó
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Article published the November 3, 2021:

Non-Infectious Leg Health Issues of Poultry

Leg problems are among the top health concerns of poultry raised for meat. Leg problems influence poultry at all stages of production, lead to reduced productivity and contribute to mortality. Leg problems have...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the October 15, 2021:

Nutritional Intervention Strategies Using Dietary Antioxidants and Organic Trace Minerals to Reduce the Incidence of Wooden Breast and Other Carcass Quality Defects in Broiler Birds

Wooden breast (WB) is a degenerative myopathy seen in modern broiler birds resulting in quality downgrade of breast fillets. Affected filets show increased toughness both before as well as after cooking and hav...
Author/s :
Juxing ChenMatthew BekkerMegharaja ManangiMercedes Vazquez-AnonVivek Kuttappan
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Article published the August 25, 2021:

Immunometabolism: The Potential Cause of and Solution to Our Most Pressing Poultry Problems in Health and Infectious Disease

Poultry ImmunityThe poultry immune system is in many ways the “standard” vertebrate immune system, which is what makes it such a good model for immune research, though there are several key dif...
Author/s :
Ryan Arsenault
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Article published the August 17, 2021:

Alquernat Livol: essential for liver regeneration

A complete recovery of the liver function is necessary to get back to the productive standardsThe liver is one of the main points of the organism, as it is in charge of multiple essential functions su...
Author/s :
Maria Soriano
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Article published the July 30, 2021:

Footpad dermatitis in poultry: a common issue in commercial and backyard flocks

Footpad dermatitis is a common type of contact dermatitis in poultry, which means feet are inflamed and show associated corrosive lesions or ulcers on pads and/or toes. Footpad dermatitis lesions often have a b...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the July 27, 2021:

The Liver, a Key Organ in Poultry Production

The liver is the biochemical center of the organism, involved in multiple metabolism and homeostasis functions. Its importance in the poultry production is undeniable because of its role on the protein synthesi...
Author/s :
Maria Soriano
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