Poultry Welfare Technical Articles

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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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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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45 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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651 5
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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457 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
Statistics:
506 0
Article published the August 5, 2019:

Occurrence of Salmonella spp.: a comparison between indoor and outdoor housing of broilers and laying hens

Background Salmonella is a major food borne pathogen which globally is estimated to cause 93 million enteric infections and 155,000 diarrheal deaths each year [1]. Poultry products are a significant source whi...
Author/s :
helenaMartin Wierup
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222 6
Article published the August 5, 2019:

Non-phytate phosphorus requirement for broilers from 8 to 21 days of age under heat stress conditions

Author/s :
Amanda Dione Silva Juarez DonzeleRita Flávia Miranda de Oliveiratarciso tizziani
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137 5
Article published the July 30, 2019:

Use of Vitamin D to Reduce Lameness in Broilers Reared in Harsh Environments

INTRODUCTION It has been reported that the low locomotor activity of broilers coupled to their high initial growth rate of broilers results in leg problems and gait abnormalities. Long times spent sitting on w...
Author/s :
Irenilza de Alencar NääsMarta Dos Santos Baracho
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228 1
 
 
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