Isolation, bioactivity and applications of sulfated polysaccharides from poultry by-products

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The broiler chicken meat processing industry produces a large amount of poultry byproducts rich in connective tissue (i.e. keel cartilage, skin, and bone residues),...

Origin of feed ingredients in Dutch compound feeds

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Wageningen University and Research (WUR) studied the origin of protein-rich feed ingredients, which in 2018 were applied in Dutch compound feeds. 65% of proteins...

Prevention and control of biofilm in water line systems as part of biosecurity protocols

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This paper does not address the situations in which the microbiological quality of the water has been compromised from the beginning; rather, this paper addresses how drinking...

Intra Chickpaper: double grip prevents legs to slip in chicks

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Splayed legs in chicks is a condition that occurs in newly hatched chicks. It is caused by a weakness or injury in the tendons...

Performance benefits of probiotic and protease in broilers subject to Eimeria challenge

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Consumer pressure and government regulations are driving US poultry industry to remove antibiotic growth promoter (AGP) from poultry production. Nutrition program including feed additives is...

The value of digestibility coefficients and protein

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At all times and for all human cultures animal protein took an important part of nutrient supply and has been always of a high...

Integrated Microfluidic Device for rapid Avian Influenza virus capture

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Rapid detection of avian influenza virus (AIV) is highly desirable during outbreaks or routine AIV surveillance. In this project, the preliminary results in developing a...

Air cell up when setting eggs!

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It is important to pay attention to the orientation of the eggs when placing them on setter trays as this has quite an impact...

Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) vaccines produced in eggs have unpredictable mutations

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Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have shown that infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) vaccines produced in eggs have unpredictable mutations which may be prone to...

Testing day-old poults

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When poults are received at a farm from the hatchery they should be good quality poults; namely, free from physical defects, actively looking for...

Pre-harvest interventions and implications of safety for turkey processing

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Increasing consumer attention toward low fat, high protein diets, and demand for healthy foods has led to a significant increase in the production and...

Towards practical methods for assessing ILTV vaccine take

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In response to ILTV outbreaks, live vaccines are typically administered at 7-14 days of age in drinking water via nipple drinkers which may not...

Comparative sustainability of differing dietary amino acids and energy regimes for individual laying hens...

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Poultry production has been identified as an efficient source of terrestrial, farmed animal protein. However, in tandem with all food production, sustainability into the...

Scientifically validated results to raise poultry production profitability

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The Poultry Science Association 2017 Annual Meeting took place in Orlando, Florida on July 17-20. Being the most prestigious scientific event for poultry in...

Use of multiple strains of infectious bronchitis vaccines to induce protection against new IB...

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USPOULTRY (www.uspoultry.org.) and the USPOULTRY Foundation announced the completion of a funded research project at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., in which researchers found...

Increased cecal butyrate concentrations protect against Salmonella Enteritidis

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Butyrate is a molecule that is extensively studied as a feed additive to improve gut health and animal performance. It also has been described...

A novel microbiome metabolic modulator improved growth performance and intestinal morphology during a coccidiosis...

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The present study was designed to investigate the effects of a precision glycan Microbiome Metabolic Modulator (MMM) on growth performance and gut health parameters...

Research examines novel next generation sequencing techniques

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, in which researchers...

Increasing standardization in real-time PCR diagnostics

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How to use it with a modular system and its benefit to laboratory throughput. The IDEXX RealPCR™ real-time PCR reagents aim to provide a new...

Reducing the environmental impact of egg production via breeding and alternative diet

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Egg production has an important role in the global production of food. For decades, we have successfully selected laying hens that efficiently produce animal...

Selection criteria in turkey breeding

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The turkey industry supply chain flows from the breeders through a number of multiplication phases, which culminate in commercial birds being grown and processed...

World Veterinary Day – celebrating the value of vaccination

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The theme of this year’s World Veterinary Day – celebrated April, 27th – was Value of Vaccination. To celebrate it, some of the vaccinology...

Quick molt diets and programs

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Induced molting is a process conducted by many commercial egg producers to extend the productive life of the laying hen. The main objective of...

The trifecta for a sustainable production

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To meet the needs of an additional three billion people over the next 35 years and to prevent further escalation of global poverty, agricultural production must double during this time. In meeting the increased demand for food, the interdependence between water, food and energy will become more evident and highlight resource insecurities.

Potential to produce poultry feed from food wastes

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The annual food waste in Australia is estimated at 7.5 million tonnes with the majority disposed of in landfills. This not only causes significant economic loss...

Efficacy and economics of oral fluralaner for the treatment of northern fowl mites in...

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Once mites are observed in one area of the barn they tend to progressively spread to the whole barn and subsequently to the next...

Mycotoxins in turkeys

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Toxin production requires the presence of a mould, a suitable substrate and a suitable environment. If a mould is present, toxin production is influenced...

Checking and calibrating sensors: essential preventive hatchery maintenance

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We expect incubators to function 24/7 without disruption - and with the highest levels of accuracy from the sensors in particular, on whose outputs...

Gut health, intestinal innate immunity and performance

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Gut health is a very important determinant for health and performance in particular in production animals. The intestinal innate immune system is pivotal in...

Does the external climate matter?

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The optimum climate parameters for embryo development – temperature, humidity, and the balance between oxygen supply and carbon dioxide release from the incubator –...

Relationship between plumage and body condition in non-debeaked laying hens

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As result of the EU Council Directive 99/74/EC of 19 July 1999 laying down minimum standards for the protection of laying hens, the use...

Windrowing properly done

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Windrowing litter between flocks has been used commercially since the 1980’s and continues to evolve to meet numerous production challenges. The goal is to...

Evaluating the exterior quality of hatching eggs

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Quality of eggs has a significant impact on hatchability and chick quality. Since a hatchery manager’s main aim is to produce the highest possible...

Avicola Yugoslavia broiler hatchery is first in Peru to adopt SmartPro™

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Avicola Yugoslavia, based in Trujillo, Peru, is the first broiler hatchery in Peru to work with SmartPro™ incubation solutions from Royal Pas Reform –...

Sample management and handling for diagnostic testing

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Diagnostic testing is an important and widely used tool in commercial poultry husbandry. A key to best use of diagnostic testing, is to begin...

The challenges and future of poultry diagnostics

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A review of the past helps to frame the future of poultry diagnostics. In the United States, the Land-Grant universities provided a fertile environment...

Balancing beetles with the bottom line

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Darkling beetles, commonly referred to as litter beetles, are a widely encountered pest for those in the broiler production industry. Litter beetles are holometabolous...

Six questions about high-volume chicken fillet portioning

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Modern technology and software bring an infinite number of cutting options. The huge volumes of chicken fillet needed to satisfy global demand go way beyond...

Monitoring of IBV circulation and prevalence

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Infectious bronchitis (IB) is one of the most common viral diseases in chicken production worldwide and IB virus (IBV) is considered the most contagious...

Research reveals method to improve Escherichia coli vaccines

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A funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. was completed, in which researchers revealed a method to improve Escherichia coli...

A cost-effective poultry feed additives solution to partially replace vitamin E

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Livestock producers typically use feed additives such as vitamin E to increase the antioxidant capacity of animals and minimise economic losses. Recently, the price of...

Interrupting cholesterol pathway reduces Marek’s disease spread

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In a new discovery, scientists from The Pirbright Institute confirm that cholesterol production and transport play a crucial role in how Marek’s disease virus...

Marel Poultry: Unrivalled reliability at all-time high speed

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Marel Poultry is taking into account the fast growing and urbanizing world population, the production of poultry meat is expected to increase considerably. Processing...

Biosecurity. Cleaning and disinfection on an organic poultry farm

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All who work or visit poultry farms must adhere to the guidance of the farm management when it comes to biosecurity protocols. There are...

The cost of mycoplasma infection in poultry

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Sometimes some Mycoplasma infections cause disease in poultry and this has been extensively studied and worried about by veterinarians, poultry producers and veterinary authorities....

Effect of difference doses of Newcastle disease vaccine immunization on broilers

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Influence on growth performance, plasma variables and immune response As a member of the Paramyxoviridae group, Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is the key causative agent...

Barley in pelleted broiler starter diets: effects of carbohydrase supplementation and steam-conditioning temperature

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The effect of pelleting barley-based diets on bird performance and nutrient utilisation depends, in part, on the conditioning temperature (CT) used. The influence of...

Improved fly control on poultry facilities with microbial products

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Parasitoid wasps and the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana were both examined to see if augmentative releases of the pathogenic organisms can help lower house...

Alternative systems: pros and cons

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Alternative production systems of cage-free or range egg production are increasing in number due to outside influences. The outside constituents forcing this growth are...

Jansen Poultry Equipment: the perfect solution for cage-free egg production

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Consumers demand for cage-free egg production is growing worldwide. Europe already adopted cage free egg production systems and it seems that the US is following rapidly starting with Oregon, Washington. Also in New Zealand and Australia animal welfare is a main topic of discussion.

The potential of perinatal nutrition

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Based on Darwin’s theory of adaptive evolution and Mendel’s fundamental laws of heritability, breeding and genetic selection for increased growth rate and meat yield...

Breeding for robustness in turkeys

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Turkey breeders have invested in selection methodologies to ensure the commercial cross is capable of delivering outstanding performance with good welfare under a variety...

Some basic suggestions to improve breeder management

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Dr. Keith Bramwell, a former professor in the Department of Poultry Science at The University of Arkansas, and Hatchery Consultant for Jamesway Incubator Company...

Detection and quantification of Gallibacterium anatis and Mycoplasma synoviae

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Mycoplasma synoviae is one of the most common preconditions for secondary bacterial infections in poultry. It causes subclinical infections of the upper respiratory tract,...

Impact of dietary soluble non-starch polysaccharide levels on the gastrointestinal environment of young broilers

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The dietary fibre content of broilers diets is frequently neglected during feed formulation, despite the prevalence of fibrous material in feed ingredients and notable...

Latest innovations and future advances in genetics at Lohmann Tierzucht

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The 53rd Lohmann Tierzucht Franchise Distributor provided an opportunity to review the latest innovations in genetics and genomics. Prof. Dr. Rudolf outlined the main points of the company strategy in breeding.

The five principles of broiler brooding for modern broilers

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Investing in new technologies, while important, is not the only way to reach top performance potential in broilers. Simple efforts such as paying attention...

Improving poultry products safety

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The research is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. Dr. Hong Zhuang at...

Investigation of nutritional diseases at the veterinary diagnostic lab

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Here below the role the veterinary diagnostic laboratory can play in helping to confirm nutritional diseases in a flock has been described. Regardless issues...

How a single Avian Influenza protein can increase period of infection

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New research led by scientists at The Pirbright Institute has shown how an Avian Infuenza a virus protein, called PB1-F2, is able to shut...

Determining the correct temperature for transporting 18-day incubated eggs

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On-farm hatching is now fairly common in some countries, it requires incubated eggs to be transported from the hatchery to the farm at 18–18.5...

Enhancing biosecurity using flow analysis and Danish entry concepts

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The term Danish entry is commonly used to describe entryways to livestock buildings that help people enter barns in a relatively bio secure way...

Layer nutrition associated with different production systems

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The egg industry continues to grow; in the past this was in cage production, but today’s growth is focused on alternative production systems such...

Laying hen nutrition for optimizing egg production and quality

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Hen nutrition is important; during the initial period of pullet rearing (<45 days of age), small particle size obtained by grinding of main cereals...

Gene-edited chicken cells resist Avian Influenza virus in the lab

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Cobb-Vantress, Inc. / Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA: In newly released research, scientists from The Roslin Institute have prevented the Avian Influenza virus from replicating in lab-grown...

The relationship between sperm function and diet – Toms are what they eat

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It is well known that cryopreserved semen could be used to regenerate commercial or research poultry lines; however, fertility rates from poultry semen frozen...

Importance of hatch-time and access to feed on broiler muscle development

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In commercial settings, hatching occurs over a 24-48 h window and chicks are held in the incubator until a majority have cleared the shell. Earlier...

A multidisciplinary research approach on Avian Influenza in Italy

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The Avian Influenza epidemic of 2016-2017 had been the largest in Europe in more than 10 years. The circulating virus was a Highly Pathogenic...

Researchers evaluate euthanasia methods for large poultry

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation reported the completion of a funded research project at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, in which researchers evaluated four...

A Box-Behnken assessment of fishmeal and sorghum inclusions in broiler diets

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The objective of this study was to investigate the impacts of starch and protein digestive dynamics on broiler growth performance using Box-Behnken response surface...

Limiting embryonic overheating during incubation

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Embryonic overheating can represent an issue for incubators. For many things in life, a change in temperature of +0.5°C is hardly noticeable. However, for...

Developing and implementing Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs)

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As part of the modernization programs at USDA, FSIS is amending the egg products inspection regulations and is now requiring plants that produce egg...

Managing feed withdrawal with food safety and carcass yield in mind

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The feed withdrawal program aims at minimizing the occurrence of fecal contamination at plant, thus shielding the products’ safety. It happens that while off...

VALLI housing systems

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VALLI’s products not only live up to everything they promise but, above all, the solutions provided by the Italian company take into account all the issues involved in order to meet the requirements of an increasingly conscious and demanding customers.

Rethink the golden rules of incubation

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Your incubation results might be affected by a lack of accuracy in the rules you’re applying. The rules of incubation have been derived from...

Macroscopic lesion scoring correlates with gut morphology changes in a newly developed dysbacteriosis model

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Conventional broilers often experience intestinal problems between 20 and 30 days of age, caused by a microbial imbalance in the gut, which is referred...

Effects of early enrichment on range use in free-range laying hens

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Free-range laying hen production systems are perceived to be preferable for hens’ ethological needs. However, not all hens use the range daily with some...

Effect of arginine and lysine on broiler chickens

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Arginine is an essential amino acid for poultry and plays crucial roles in different biological pathways. Recent findings highlighted that the recommended levels of...

Nutritional economics for commercial turkey operations

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Feed is the single biggest cost to a turkey operation, 60% to 70% of the cost of production is related to feed, with energy...

Feeding management of broiler breeders

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Modern strains of fast-growing broilers have been selected for fast growth, feed efficiency and high feed intake, and broilers are processed once they achieve...

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