Poultry litter Technical Articles

Management

Article published the July 17, 2014:

Wet litter not only induces footpad dermatitis but also reduces overall welfare, technical performance and carcass yields in broiler chickens

Introduction Footpad dermatitis (FPD), also called footpad lesions or pododermatitis, is a major welfare concern in broiler chickens. Severe FPD is likely to be painful for the birds, and because of its associ...
Author/s :
Jan Van Harn
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Article published the November 29, 2013:

Isolation and Identification of Bacterial Isolates from Poultry Litter

Author/s :
Shahzad Akbar Khan
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Article published the October 2, 2013:

Sublimation of poultry litter and reduction of health problems

The sublimation of a simple substance or of a chemical compound is its transition from a solid state to a gaseous state without passing through the liquid state. In modern language this term is also genericall...
Author/s :
Pier Enrico Rossi
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Article published the January 7, 2013:

Uses of Litter

• As Biomass for generating Electricity  • As fertilizer for crop production  • Biogas production  • Compost improvement  • Feed in fish ponds  A substanti...
Author/s :
vijayaraghavan gonuguntla
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Article published the September 13, 2012:

Effect of Dietary Sodium Diformate on Performance and Litter Quality in Broiler till 42 days Post-hatch

INTRODUCTION Animal husbandry suffers from losses due to contamination with pathogenic bacteria. Their resultant impacts in animals include lower weight gains and increased mortality. Banning the use of in-fe...
Author/s :
Christian Lückstädt
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Article published the July 30, 2012:

Treating Poultry Litter with Aluminum Sulfate (Alum)

Definition: Aluminum sulfate (alum) is added to poultry litter in the poultry house to reduce ammonia volatilization.  Purpose: Over half of the nitrogen excreted by chickens is lost to the atmosphere ...
Author/s :
Philip A. Moore, Jr.
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Article published the May 31, 2012:

Effect of Litter Material and Dietary Fibre on Gut Development, Gut Microflora and Performance in Broilers

Summary A feeding study was conducted to compare the effects of litter material, dietary fibre and sex on growth performance, organ development, mucosal morphometry and gut microbial communities in broilers. S...
Author/s :
Bob SwickProf. Paul Iji
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Article published the February 29, 2012:

Improved Growth Rates can Make it Difficult to Control Litter Moisture

In the late 1950´s it took approximately 50 days for a male broiler to reach a weight of 1.7 lbs. By the early 2000´s the same weight could be reached at 21 days of age (Havenstein, et. al, 200...
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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Article published the February 15, 2012:

Reuse & Reuse of Old Poultry Litter

Economical organic material like rice husk, sawdust, pine shaving, wood shavings, pea nuts hulls, straw, coconut husks & other dry-absorbent are used as bedding material / litter in poultry operation. Thou...
Author/s :
Ganesh Kumar Dahal
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Article published the February 13, 2012:

Monitoring Litter Moisture

A major component of broiler management is maintaining good litter quality throughout the flock. Litter quality is negatively influenced by moisture. As litter moisture increases, litter quality decreases....
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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