Poultry litter Technical Articles


Article published the January 16, 2015:

The impact of crude fibre concentrate on footpad dermatitis in broilers

Footpad dermatitis is a common problem in poultry. Severe cases of footpad dermatitis have a negative impact on animal welfare as well as on the commercial result of broiler units. The quality of the litter is ...
Author/s :
Dr. Manfred Pietsch
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Article published the January 9, 2015:

Moisture Management in Poultry Litter

Excess moisture in poultry houses causes both welfare and performance issues. We cannot eradicate moisture in poultry litter and neither do we want to. Moisture enters the poultry house in many different forms....
Author/s :
Alo Mohan
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Article published the October 27, 2014:

The Impact of Feed and Water on Litter Moisture

INTRODUCTION Because wet litter impacts broiler welfare and performance it is of vital importance to poultry producers. Wet litter in poultry houses may be caused by a number of factors including mycotoxins, d...
Author/s :
Kenneth Bruerton
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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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