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Article published the June 7, 2007:

The interplay between modern management practices and the chicken: how immune response and the physiological mechanisms for growth and efficiency have adapted over time. Where do we go from here?

Although plants and animals began to be acquired as domesticants nearly 10,000 years ago, it has only been the last 50 years in which animals have been intensively raised for food. In 1892 Wehman wrote “Poultry...
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Article published the June 5, 2007:

The World Broiler Industry: A Perspective on the future

The United States Department of Agriculture has estimated that total production of processed broiler meat in 2006 will reach 57.8 million metric tons. Given a population of 6.5 billion, world average consumptio...
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Article published the May 30, 2007:

Effects of application variation and side activities on the efficacy of phytase in broiler diets

At last year’s Alltech Symposium (Harter-Dennis, 2000) we reported results of work in our laboratory conducted to determine the possible effects of a high coefficient of variation (CV) of phytase application in...
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Article published the May 30, 2007:

Effective use of full fat soya in poultry diets: A global perspective

(This paper was presented at AFMA’s annual symposium on 11 October 2006).Soybeans and its by-products, Soybean Oil and Soybean meal continue to maintain a pace of increased production due to worldwide demand. T...
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Article published the May 28, 2007:

Selenium nutrition and poultry meat quality

Dietary minerals are vital for maintaining life. They are involved in a myriad of metabolic and physiological processes critical to human and animal health and general well-being. With advances in mineral nutri...
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Article published the May 23, 2007:

Critical care: early nutrition in poultry

Body weight of chicks increases by approximately 50- fold within 40 days of hatch. This includes an adaptation period from utilising embryonic yolk to exogenous carbohydrate rich feed. The newly hatched chick c...
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Article published the May 21, 2007:

Necrotic enteritis, currently a billion dollar disease: is there anything new on the horizon?

In a recent survey, it was estimated that the cost of subclinical necrotic enteritis was as high as $0.05 per bird (Van der Sluis, 2000). Using these estimates and 1999 estimates on world broiler meat productio...
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Article published the May 17, 2007:

Gut Health Management in Poultry: Update on Natural Growth Promoters

The ban of antibiotics in Europe has driven worldwide the implementation of alternative strategies in order to prevent proliferation of pathogenic bacteria, thus maintaining health and performance status and op...
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Article published the May 15, 2007:

Effects of mycotoxins on the bone structure and leg weakness in poultry: estimation of the economic loss by leg weakness

Various skeletal disorders affect most fast growing meat birds and also laying hens. A number of factors are known to influence normal bone development and these are discussed in relation to fast growth rate. T...
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Article published the May 11, 2007:

Biomin® P.E.P.– Latest studies show improved Feed Conversion Rate (FCR)

Feed conversion is one of the most important factors to economically optimize animal production. Since feed commodity prices have recently been increasing, Feed Conversion Rate (FCR) must be optimized. Biomin&r...
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