Poultry Welfare Technical Articles

Management

Article published the October 20, 2020:

A Dietary Sugarcane-Derived Polyphenol Mix Reduces the Negative Effects of Cyclic Heat Exposure on Growth Performance, Blood Gas Status, and Meat Quality in Broiler Chickens

1. Introduction Heat stress (HS) has undesired effects on the growth performance [1,2] and meat quality [3] of broiler chickens. During HS, chickens seek to dissipate unwanted and excess body heat by increasin...
Author/s :
F.R. DunsheaMajid ShakeriRobyn WarnerStuart Wilkinson
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Article published the October 7, 2020:

Nutraceutical to ensure Animal Welfare and Stress Control

The greater intensification of animal production cannot neglect the welfare and the correct conditions of animal housing and management. The European Union (EU) has established a wide range of legislative pro...
Author/s :
Jose Ignacio Alonso Rojas
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Article published the September 24, 2020:

An IoT Platform towards the Enhancement of Poultry Production Chains

1. Introduction The population of the world is growing at exponential rates and, according to United Nation’s Revision of World Population Prospects https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/), it is projected to...
Author/s :
Iker Esnaola
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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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118 1
Article published the July 20, 2020:

Does Placing Paper Under Drinker Lines Improve Chick Performance?

Getting chicks on to feed and water as quickly as possible after arrival on a farm has long been recognized as the key to maximizing overall performance. If provided the ideal environmental conditions and ple...
Author/s :
Connie MouDr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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120 1
Article published the April 3, 2020:

Pasty Vents in Broiler Chickens

The occurrence of pasty vent is usually observed after 3 days of age when chicks are mainly depending on their feed rather than their yolk sac. Some chicken flocks present pasty vent more often than others, bei...
Author/s :
Sandro Cerrate
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Article published the February 11, 2020:

Effect of breed and density on growth performance and carcass traits of two broiler breeds

Introduction The improvement of genetic selection and management practices are increased dramatically for the last decades (Kryeziu et al., 2018), stocking density of broilers is one of the major factors that...
Author/s :
Basheer Nusairat
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480 3
Article published the January 3, 2020:

Using Pads Without High Air Speeds Results in Elevated Body Temperatures

During the summertime, most broiler producers would not consider a house temperature in the low 80's of particular concern, even with a house full of near-market-age birds. But in truth they should be. Becaus...
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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Article published the December 17, 2019:

Investigating intestinal barrier integrity in heat-stressed modern broilers and their ancestor Jungle Fowl

Heat stress (HS) is devastating to poultry production sustainability from its adverse effects on bird welfare, health, growth, and mortality. Although modern broilers have greater gut mass and higher energy use...
Author/s :
Joseph HiltzNicholas AnthonySami DridiSara OrlowskiTravis Tabler
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Article published the August 21, 2019:

Using Pads Without High Air Speeds Results in Elevated Body Temperatures

During the summertime, most broiler producers would not consider a house temperature in the low 80's of particular concern, even with a house full of near-market-age birds. But in truth they should be. Becaus...
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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511 0
 
 
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