Poultry litter Technical Articles


Article published the March 30, 2021:

Solutions against foot pad dermatitis in broilers and turkeys

For the poultry industry, the old saying of horsemen, ”no foot, no horse”, could be re-phrased into “no foot, no bird”. The rapid growth rate and large size of meat poultry poses a cha...
Author/s :
Eija ValkonenHannele Kettunen
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Article published the February 8, 2021:

How to Minimize Litter Caking Issues at the Beginning of a Flock

Why does litter seem to suddenly cake over just prior to turning the birds out into full house? In many cases, it is simply because minimum ventilation fan settings are not being changed quickly enough to kee...
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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Article published the July 21, 2020:

Natural Betaine – a nutritional aid in broiler production

The growing global livestock production is moving away from antibiotic growth promoters and coccidiostats, means that the industry will therefore face new challenges impacting gut health. As a consequence, gut ...
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Article published the July 20, 2020:

DOL 53 Ammonia Sensor: A First Look

High ammonia affects broilers in many ways. Research has shown that ammonia concentrations as low as 25 ppm can reduce bird weights at 28 days of age by two to seven percent while 50 ppm ammonia has been show...
Author/s :
Connie MouDr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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Article published the May 11, 2020:

Comparing the effect of different methyl group donors on the carcass quality of broilers in challenged conditions and the effect on the litter quality, from 0 to 38 days of age

Introduction and Objectives Betaine is of particular interest for poultry because of their short life cycle and the growth intensity. Both functions of betaine, as an efficient methyl group donor and as an o...
Author/s :
1233;uBarbara Auer
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Article published the February 11, 2020:

The behavior of broiler breeders under controlled feeding conditions in response to coarse Ca particles scattered in the litter

Introduction There exist a general antagonism between growth rate and reproduction in domestic animals. Breeds selected for high growth rate allocate nutrients preferably in body mass development. This has det...
Author/s :
Werner Bessei
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Article published the December 20, 2019:

Effect of humic acids on intestinal viscosity, leaky gut and ammonia excretion in a 24 hr feed restriction model to induce intestinal permeability in broiler chickens

Author/s :
Billy HargisBruno Solís CruzDaniel Hernandez PatlanGuillermo TellezJesus MagueyJuan D LatorreMikayla Francis Ann BaxterPhilip A. Moore, Jr.Ruben MerinoSergio GomezXochitl Hernandez
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Article published the July 26, 2019:

Effect of Bacillus Subtilis-based Direct-fed Microbials on Immune Status in Broiler Chickens Raised on Fresh or Used Litter

INTRODUCTION In the modern intensive production environment, multiple broiler flocks are commonly raised on a single batch of litter where day-old chickens are placed directly on used litter (Volkova et al., 2...
Author/s :
Daniel BautistaGregory SiragusaHyun Lillehoj
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Article published the July 11, 2019:

Poultry Litter and Pig Slurry Applications in an Integrated Crop-Livestock System

INTRODUCTION The practice of fertilization, when necessary, can result in a yield up to three times greater than when not adopting the practice (IFDC, 2012) and is responsible for preserving 67 million hectare...
Author/s :
Juliano Corulli CorrêaRodrigo Nicoloso
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Article published the March 12, 2019:

Influence of Covering Reused Broiler Litter with Plastic Canvas on Litter Characteristics and Bacteriology and the Subsequent Immunity and Microbiology of Broilers

INTRODUCTION Litter is a mixture of excreta, litter substrate (e.g., wood shavings, rice hulls, peanut shells), as well as soil, feathers, and other components. It is used to cover broiler house floors to abso...
Author/s :
Dany MesaElizabeth Santin
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