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Article published the January 25, 2008:

Small Poultry Flock Nutrition

WATER Water is probably the most important nutrient for poultry because a lack of adequate supply will adversely affect the bird's performance more quickly than a shortage of any other nutrient. This is why it ...
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Article published the January 24, 2008:

Poultry Incubation: Hatching Egg Sanitation

A common management tool in the handling of hatching eggs is treatment of the eggs with a fumigant or other type of disinfectant to reduce the number of microorganisms on the shell surface. In addition, sanitat...
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Article published the January 23, 2008:

Fishmeal in Poultry Diets: Understanding the production of this valuable feed ingredient

High quality fishmeal is recognized by animal nutritionists as an excellent source of protein, energy, minerals and vitamins. Worldwide, millions of tons of fishmeal are produced annually. The majority of the f...
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Article published the January 21, 2008:

Egg Shell Quality: Overcoming Production Losses with a Novel Enzyme Activator

Economic losses associated with the incidence of egg shell defects are important when evaluating the profitability of a layer operation (Bell, 1998; Gomez- Basauri, 1997; Roland, 1988; Hamilton et al., 1979). W...
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Article published the January 10, 2008:

Maintaining Health and Performance in the Young Ostrich: Applications for a Mannanoligosaccharide

Ostriches have been farmed mainly in the Little Karoo region of the Republic of South Africa (RSA) for over a 100 years, initially linked to a highly fluctuating fashion feather market (Smit, 1963). Since the 1...
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Article published the January 7, 2008:

Performance of Turkey Poults Fed Different Doses of Aflatoxins in the Diet

This work was conduced to determine the performance parameters of initial-phase turkey poults fed 7 different doses of aflatoxins in the diet. Three hundred thirty-six 1-d-old male turkey poults were used in th...
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Article published the January 2, 2008:

Organic Chromium – an Exciting Beginning, a Promising Future

Published reports of research into the biochemical role of chromium (Cr) and its essentiality in the diet began to appear in the 1950s. Further pioneering work was reported in the 1960s with great attention pai...
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Article published the December 26, 2007:

Maximizing the Response in Pig and Poultry Diets Containing Vegetable Proteins by Enzyme Supplementation

Approximately two billion tonnes of cereal grains and 140 million tonnes of legumes and oilseeds are produced annually throughout the world. This production is associated with an estimated 230 million tonnes of...
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Article published the December 20, 2007:

Allzyme Phytase reduces phosphorus and nitrogen excretion by caged broilers and by broilers in conventional housing

There is growing concern that land application of poultry litter will contribute to phosphorus and nitrogen contamination of rivers and estuaries in areas with large poultry industries. Land-applied poultry lit...
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Article published the December 14, 2007:

Egg Shell Quality: its Impact on Production, Processing and Marketing Economics

Numerous estimates have been made concerning the total economic losses associated with accidental egg breakage in the table egg industry of the US. Estimates as high as $478 million per year have been published...
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