Poultry Welfare Technical Articles

Management

Article published the October 11, 2017:

Prevention of Footpad Lesions in Broilers

Efficacy of using Silvafeed® Nutri P plant extract to improve poultry feet quality and welfare Footpad dermatitis (FPD) has become a major issue for broiler industry in recent years. The development of nec...
Author/s :
Olivier Desrues
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643 4
Article published the September 15, 2017:

Evaporative Cooling Pad System Water Usage

Knowing how much water an evaporative cooling system will use during hot weather can prove to be a very useful piece of information. For instance, to properly size well pumps, pressure tanks and water distrib...
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
Statistics:
1497 12
Article published the September 15, 2017:

The effect of feeder space access and crumble- or pellet-to-fine ratio on 38-day-old broiler performance

Author/s :
Joe Moritz
Statistics:
242 0
Article published the September 8, 2017:

Uterine Prolapse in Poultry

The uterine prolapse is one of the problems facing egg-producing poultry growers, whether it is eggs for hatchery or for human consumption. In the normal situation and when laying eggs, part of the oviduct is ...
Author/s :
Khaled Fadlallah
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1613 6
Article published the August 10, 2017:

The Effect of Cooled Perches on Immunological Parameters of Caged White Leghorn Hens during the Hot Summer Months

Introduction During summer, high ambient temperature is one of the most important environmental stressors adversely affecting poultry health [1–2]. Hens to loss heat are limited due to feathering and&nbs...
Author/s :
Heng-Wei ChengSusan Eicher
Statistics:
345 0
Article published the June 30, 2017:

Impact of Heat Stress on Poultry Production

1. Introduction  Stress, a response to adverse stimuli, is difficult to define and understand because of its nebulous perception. According to Selye [1], “stress is the nonspecific response of the b...
Author/s :
Lucas Januzzi LaraMarcos Rostagno
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1918 4
Article published the October 14, 2016:

Why Measuring Air Speed at Bird Level May Not Be Advisable

Figure 1. Air speeds in fifteen locations across the cross-section of a 40' X 500' broiler house with market-age birds.   Keeping market-age birds cool during hot weather is all about air speed. It&rsq...
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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1046 15
Article published the July 6, 2016:

Harmonising Management and Housing with Poultry Behaviour

Introduction Despite domestication and intensive genetic selection, commercial poultry retain the need to perform their natural behaviours. Conventional broiler housing often provides little opportunity for a ...
Author/s :
Kate Blaszak
Statistics:
241 0
Article published the July 21, 2015:

Impact of heat stress on poultry: How to reduce the impact on birds and prevent losses of performances during the summer period?

Half of the birds reared worldwide are estimated to suffer from the consequences of heat stress during the summer period. The first visible sign is an increase in the water: feed ratio, however recent research ...
Author/s :
Jennifer Maurin
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1013 5
Article published the April 5, 2015:

Early life in a barren environment adversely affects spatial cognition in laying hens (Gallus gallus domesticus)

INTRODUCTION Animals must be able to perceive, store, and retrieve information in order to navigate their environment and maximize the ratio of benefits to costs. Birds should have good spatial cognition, allo...
Author/s :
Andrew Janczak
Statistics:
523 1
 
 
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