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Avian Influenza

What is it? Avian Influenza (AI, flu, Fowl Plague) is an infectious viral disease of many avian species, including chickens, turkeys, gamebirds, ratites, waterfowl, pigeons and wild birds. Wh...
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Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 (Part I)

Poultry producers in some areas of the country are adding HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (H202 ) to the drinking water. Apparently the reason is to control microorganisms, especially in flocks that are being grown as "o...
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Hatching Egg Storage - How It Affects Embryo Survival

(Summary by Nancy Fischer of the University of Saskatchewan of papers presented at the 1997 annual meeting of the Poultry Science Association) Some recent research conducted at North Carolina State Univer...
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Feeding Fat to Dairy Cows

Fat contains over two times the amount of energy found in grain. This makes it a very good energy supplement for early lactation cows. The intake of supplemental fat should not exceed 5% of the ration. Th...
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Poultry Protein & Fat Council Offers Free CD

The Poultry Protein & Fat Council has combined its recently completed literature review and a feather meal videotape into a new CD-ROM that is available to members, nutritionists, and potential PPFC c...
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Increasing Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Eggs from Small Chicken Flocks

Recent research has suggested that people will be healthier and have fewer heart problems if they increase their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids. Traditionally, most of the omega-3 fatty acids in the die...
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A new look at trace mineral nutrition of poultry: can we reduce the environmental burden of poultry manure?

INTRODUCTION Trace mineral needs of poultry have received little attention over the last 40 years compared to other aspects of nutrition, such as energy and amino acids. A cursory review of information publishe...
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Aurofusarin, a newly described Fusarium graminearum mycotoxin: oxidative stress and protective effect of MycosorbTM

INTRODUCTION Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites of moulds and their negative effects on poultry production are difficult to overestimate. More than 300 mycotoxins have been shown to induce signs of ...
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Comparative metabolic and immune responses of chickens fed diets containing inorganic selenium and Sel-PlexTM organic selenium

INTRODUCTION Selenium is well known to be an essential trace element with many vital functions in humans and animals. In nature, it can be found in the elemental form as well as incorporated into both inorga...
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Avian Influenza, Vaccines & Vaccination

The Disease. Avian Influenza (AI) is a viral disease that affects waterfowl, and domestic birds, such as chickens and turkeys, caused by an orthomixovirus type A. The disease has different clinical ma...
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