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Article published the January 27, 2021:

The effect of supplementary ultraviolet wavelengths on the performance of broiler chickens

INTRODUCTION Despite superior color vision, hue discrimination, and motion detection, broiler chickens are typically kept in lighting conditions deemed suitable for humans. Environments tailored to poultry vis...
Author/s :
Charlotte JamesJulian Wiseman
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Article published the January 20, 2021:

A bird's eye view: the chicken visual system

Avian species rely heavily on vision to provide them with necessary information about their surroundings. Chickens rely on their sense of vision to recognize: Other chickens. Predators. Another chicken's...
Author/s :
Anna MagnaterraLeonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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446 4
Article published the January 7, 2021:

Gangrenous Dermatitis in Broilers

Gangrenous dermatitis (GD) is a serious bacterial disease affecting poultry. It generally is fatal, often within 24 hours. It sometimes seems to appear almost out of nowhere because suddenly you will have healt...
Author/s :
Clarence Reagan SadlerTom Tabler
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220 3
Article published the December 10, 2020:

Sprinklers Offer Flock Cooling Benefits and Water Conservation Opportunities

Maintaining bird comfort during the hot, humid summer is critical for optimum weight gain, feed conversion, and livability. In most situations, modern-day poultry houses are equipped with tunnel ventilation sys...
Author/s :
Tom TablerYi Liang
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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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295 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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290 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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1533 12
 
 
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