Poultry litter Technical Articles

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Article published the September 6, 2021:

Impact of poultry litter Salmonella levels and moisture on transfer of Salmonella through associated in vitro generated dust

INTRODUCTION Salmonella is a foodborne pathogen of great concern, and often, Salmonella outbreaks are found to originate from poultry (CDC, 2018; CDC, 2019). Every year in the United States, Salmonella is resp...
Author/s :
Dianna BourassaDr. R. Jeff BuhrJames KrehlingKen Macklin
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Article published the July 30, 2021:

How Preheating Temperature Can Affect Litter Drying

One of the purposes of preheating a broiler house is to insure the litter is properly dried prior to chick placement. Research has shown that the higher the litter moisture level, the higher the level of ammo...
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike CzarickMark Dunlop
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Article published the July 30, 2021:

Ventilating Poultry Houses on Foggy Days

There is a concern amongst many poultry producers that bringing in fresh air on a foggy morning will lead to an increased incidence of litter caking. This is due to belief that the foggy air entering house th...
Author/s :
Dr. Mike Czarick
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Article published the July 30, 2021:

Footpad dermatitis in poultry: a common issue in commercial and backyard flocks

Footpad dermatitis is a common type of contact dermatitis in poultry, which means feet are inflamed and show associated corrosive lesions or ulcers on pads and/or toes. Footpad dermatitis lesions often have a...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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97 3
Article published the July 14, 2021:

Development of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on Poultry Litter-Based Diets: Effect on Chemical Composition of Larvae

Due to the projections of accelerated growth of world population, it is essential to increase the production of proteins from animal and plant origin. Insects have been used as an alternative protein source for...
Author/s :
Leilane Rocha Barros DouradoLuciana Barboza Silva
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Article published the July 13, 2021:

Remedying Contact Dermatitis in Broiler Chickens with Novel Flooring Treatments

1. Introduction Contact dermatitis is an inflammation and irritation of the skin due to contact with an irritant or allergen. A common type of contact dermatitis in broiler chickens is footpad dermatitis (FPD)...
Author/s :
Frank TuyttensLeonie Jacobs
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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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