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Article published the January 16, 2019:

Effect of Different Housing Systems on Production Performance of Hens During Pre-Molting Stage

Introduction Appropriate housing conditions have a significant role in successful poultry farming. Poultry birds are mostly reared on floor and cage systems and need accurate management for better health and p...
Author/s :
Dr. Hidayatullah SoomroDr. Nasir Rajput
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Article published the January 14, 2019:

Using Interval Timers to Control Evaporative Cooling Pads

  It is fairly common practice to operate evaporative cooling pads off both house temperature and an interval timer. For instance, the evaporative cooling pad pump would be set to turn on once house tempe...
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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Article published the November 6, 2018:

The effect of dietary Glutamine supplementation on performance and blood antioxidant status of broiler chickens under continuous heat stress condition

Introduction Chronic heat stress (HS) is a great concern in all types of poultry especially broiler chickens. Reductions of feed intake (Teeter ., 1985) and lower growth rate as well as reduction in feed effic...
Author/s :
Mustafa Ayazi
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22 0
Article published the October 30, 2018:

Sprinklers Cool Birds and Conserve Water

Introduction Keeping birds comfortable during hot, humid weather is critical for optimizing weight gains, feed conversion and livability. Improved growth rates and the trend to heavier average market weights c...
Author/s :
Susan WatkinsTom TablerYi Liang
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319 4
Article published the October 23, 2018:

Effect of house type on growth performance, litter quality and incidence of foot lesions in broiler chickens reared in varying stocking density

Introduction Many parameters such as temperature and humidity affect environmental conditions within a poultry house. Heat and cold stresses, wet litter and ammonia emissions are among the extreme conditions a...
Author/s :
Danial Farhadi
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89 0
Article published the October 5, 2018:

Housing and Confinement for the Backyard Flock

Raising chickens in the United States dates back to the 17th century when the English first brought them here. The chicken was originally domesticated by the English for cock fighting which was considered a spe...
Author/s :
Dr. Claudia Dunkley
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105 0
Article published the October 4, 2018:

Metabolism of broilers subjected to different lairage times at the abattoir and its relationship with broiler meat quality

INTRODUCTION Lairage times in poultry slaughterhouses usually range from 2 to 4 hours but may vary considerably depending on the logistics and planning of the processing plant. Vieira et al. (2011), who report...
Author/s :
Cibele MinafraDenise Russi RodriguesMarcos CafeRoberto Moraes Jardim Filho
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47 0
Article published the September 24, 2018:

The impact of animal welfare on monogastric productivity, feed intake and nutrition

Silvafeed® plant extracts: a performing natural alternative to antibiotics in maximising gut health Implementing new practices that aim at improving animal welfare is no easy task. There are diverse signal...
Author/s :
Nicola Panciroli
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138 1
Article published the August 14, 2018:

Health and welfare of laying hens translated by Cage-free system

Recently, news about food companies that are opting to consume cage-free eggs is becoming more frequent. The cage-free system honors the concept of animal welfare advocated by the OIE (World Organization for An...
Author/s :
Liliana Longo BorgesMelina Aparecida Bonato
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63 0
Article published the July 17, 2018:

Demographics and practices of semi-intensive free-range farming systems in Australia with an outdoor stocking density of 1500 hens/hectare

Introduction Recent legislation in Australia, that came into effect from March 2017, states that eggs labelled ‘free-range’ need to be laid by hens with meaningful and regular access to the outdoor...
Author/s :
Dr Isabelle RuhnkeMini Singh
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98 2
 
 
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