Poultry litter Technical Articles
Article published the July 17, 2014:
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...
Article published the November 29, 2013:
Article published the October 2, 2013:
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...
Article published the January 7, 2013:
• As Biomass for generating Electricity
• As fertilizer for crop production
• Biogas production
• Compost improvement
• Feed in fish ponds
Article published the September 13, 2012:
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...
Article published the July 30, 2012:
Aluminum sulfate (alum) is added to poultry litter in the poultry house to reduce ammonia volatilization.
Over half of the nitrogen excreted by chickens is lost to the atmosphere ...
Article published the May 31, 2012:
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...
Article published the February 29, 2012:
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...
Article published the February 15, 2012:
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.
Article published the February 13, 2012:
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....