Poultry welfare Technical Articles

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Article published the May 11, 2022:

Enrichment for broilers and turkeys – from theoretical consideration to practical application

INTRODUCTIONBroilers and turkeys are traditionally kept under monotonous environmental conditions, which compromise bird welfare due to inactivity, restriction of the behavioural repertoire and various health h...
Author/s :
Werner Bessei
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Article published the May 11, 2022:

Welfare Aspects of Broiler Breeder Feeding Regimes

The parents of broilers are defined as broiler breeders. In contemporary poultry industry practices, there are many selection criteria for broiler breeders. Beyond selecting for future broilers, maximizing broi...
Author/s :
Camille EvansLeonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the May 10, 2022:

On-Farm Welfare Assessment: Broilers

In 2020, the poultry industry had a combined value of over $35.5 billion in the United States. Of that, $21.7 billion came from broiler chicken production (USDA-NASS, 2021). Over 9.22 billion broiler chickens w...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the May 9, 2022:

Sickness Behavior in Chickens

Sickness behavior is an animal’s adaptive response to disease which aids in their recovery. When an animal is infected by a pathogen, an immune response involving immune cell and immune molecule activity ...
Author/s :
Ashlyn SnyderLeonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the April 25, 2022:

Bird-e – The Poultry E-Feeding System: Basis and Applications

IntroductionControlling production costs and animal welfare are important factors for breeders. Feed accounts for 50 to 70% of the production cost in poultry production (van Horne, 2018). The feed conversion ra...
Author/s :
Eva Pampouille
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Article published the April 25, 2022:

Do Chicks Benefit From 24 Hours of Light?

Why do we, for the most part, give our chicks 24 hours of light during brooding? Do chicks actually benefit from being able to eat and drink at 2 am? Though it is widely believed that 24 hours of light is essen...
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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Article published the April 11, 2022:

Keeping optimal control over the indoor climate of poultry houses in tropical areas

IntroductionMost of the population in the tropics depend on poultry as their significant source of protein supply. The harsh climate conditions in this region are making it harder to have optimal performance in...
Author/s :
Peter Markert
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Article published the April 6, 2022:

Managing heat stress in poultry: A strategic approach

Bird performs well within a certain range of environmental temperatures. As the temperature gets higher than the range, the bird falls on stress generally called heat stress. Heat stress is the most significant...
Author/s :
Aminul Islam
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Article published the April 1, 2022:

Short Communication: Evaluation of the Physical and Chemical Properties of Some Agricultural Wastes as Poultry Litter Material

INTRODUCTIONAlthough rearing the meat poultry in cage systems has recently attracted a lot of attention, however, some of the meat poultry stocks particularly broiler chicken still grow up on the floor of the p...
Author/s :
Danial Farhadi
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Article published the April 1, 2022:

Plastic Vs. Paper Pads - Cooling

Though paper evaporative cooling pads have been used by poultry producers for decades, plastic pads are a relative new phenomenon. As with any new product, there are a lot of questions. By far the most common q...
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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