Poultry Industry Technical Articles
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.
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...
(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...
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...
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...
The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers
We thank their kind support.
The benefits of feeding antibiotic growth
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...
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 ...
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...
Fat in the poultry body is coming either through feed or through de novo lipogenesis from unused carbohydrates. Gross energy value of fats and oils is 2.25 times more than starch; Therefore, fat metabo...