Impact of grain type on performance in broilers under Necrotic Enteritis challenge

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of grain type on performance and gut microbiota composition in broiler chickens under a...

The role of early experience on the behavior of hens housed in cage-free aviaries

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Understanding the consequences of rearing experiences on the behavior and bone integrity of laying hens can help inform solutions to animal welfare and management...

Broiler breeders, a research on alternative feeding programs and photostimulation periods

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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...

The ability of meat chickens to extract energy from wheat

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The apparent metabolisable energy (MJ/kg dry matter) values for wheats were determined in two conventional energy balance experiments on meat chickens. A blend of...

Protein digestive dynamics influence growth performance of broiler chickens

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Three apical diets were formulated to stimulate different protein digestion rates dependent on the major constituents: standard (soybean meal), rapid (whey protein) and very...

Use of commercial premixes with low levels of organic trace minerals on egg production...

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Common industry practice is to supply trace minerals well above published recommendations. An experiment was conducted to examine the effects of two commercial premixes...

Measurement of energy utilization in chickens

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Although corn prices have dropped from historic highs in the past years, energy continues to be one of the driving costs in poultry feeding....

Effect of the type of diet and the addition of humic substances as growth...

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In recent years, humic substances have been tested as growth promoters in animal production and are one of the promising options to face the...

Inclusion of black soldier fly larvae in a meat chicken diet has minor effect...

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The caecal microbiota composition of commercial broilers is essential to the poultry industry as it can affect the broiler’s health and performance.  Bioactive components of...

Chelated copper compared to antibiotics effect on gut health in broilers

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In this study the specific interventions of chelated copper methionine hydroxy analogue (cuMHAC) and a combination of cuMHAC and an effective foregut acidifier were...

Nutritional additive strengthens bones in layer hens

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Bone quality in egg-laying hens benefits from a common feed supplement as well as from traits that help their skeletons store calcium, research shows....

Algae products in organic poultry diets

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Algae, “the not so new kid on the block” has been used in both human and animal diets dating back centuries. There is a...

Phytase efficacy in young turkeys versus young broilers

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Based on tibia-ash content, equivalency between phytase enzymes with young turkeys appeared to be similar with young broilers. An extensive review about “microbial phytase...

Black soldier fly larvae in meat chicken diets modifies the fatty acid profile in...

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Black soldier fly (BSF) larvae are a promising alternative feed ingredient for monogastrics,includingpoultry.However,theimpactoffeedingBSFlarvaeinbroilerdietson the fatty acid profile of the breast chicken meat remains unknown.  This...

Estimated total cereal production in the EU-27 for the 2022 harvest

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Experts from the Copa and Cogeca working groups on cereal and oilseed gathered in Brussels, with an estimated total cereal production of 277 million...

Evaluation of anti-inflammatory capacities of bacillus-based probiotics using an in vitro intestinal cell model

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With the evolution of genetic potential of modern broilers, transforming the large feed intake into protein deposition is a real challenge for the digestive...

Improving feeding efficiency with innovating products

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At Trouw Nutrition they have focused their innovation in the poultry business on finding new ways of achieving improved feeding efficiency and enhanced performance...

Effect of two different fibre sources on growth and immune function in grower layer-pullets

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This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of two different fibre sources on pullet growth, gut immune tissue, and lymphocyte proliferation of strain...

The effects of in-ovo feeding

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In-ovo feeding is a key issue in poultry. The embryonic and immediate post hatch developmental period represents a significant phase in attaining quality broiler...

Probiotic Bacillus licheniformis significantly improves layer performance

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Adding probiotic Bacillus licheniformis DSM 28710 to layer diets was shown to improve layer performance, both in commercial as well as in research conditions....

Why do we need low protein meat chicken diets?

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The current level of protein used in meat chicken diets is linked to various issues observed in the industry including feed cost and feed...

Nutritional implications of antibiotic free rearing of broilers

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The gradual reduction in the use of AGP coincided with an increase in the therapeutic use of antibiotics on farm level. Especially in broiler...

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...

Performance, intestinal morphology and antioxidant status of broilers fed o-regano essential oil or an...

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In this study, the effect of an oregano essential oil, or a blend of formic and propionic acids and essential oil on mineral carriers,...

In Vitro evaluation of xylo-oligosaccharide production from different batches of wheat with and without...

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Supplementing poultry diets with xylanase partially depolymerizes the xylans present in the dietary cereals, reducing the number of sugars in the molecular chains. The...

The importance of feeding time observation

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Achieving proper bodyweight, flock uniformity, and sexual maturity at light stimulation are some of the biggest management challenges for broiler breeder farms. Today’s breeder pullets...

Effects of probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H57 on performance and intestinal microbiota of chickens

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Probiotics (direct fed microbials) are a potential alternative to antibiotic growth promoters for improving animal production and preventing enteric pathogen infections. The Authors are...

High levels of cottonseed meal supplemented with composite microbial enzymes

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Effects of cottonseed meal supplemented with composite microbial enzymes on broiler chickens. Soybean meal (SBM) is the premier plant protein source used by the poultry...

Taking phytase superdosing from scientific concept to commercial application: a UK example

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Scientific research is based on carefully designed experiments, performed in carefully controlled conditions with the outcome measured as accurately as possible, using a range...

Site and extent of digestion on poultry production

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In poultry formulation and production of feed has evolved extensively in the last century with the identification of required nutrients, and subsequent and continuing...

Effect of the type of diet and the addition of humic substances as growth...

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In recent years, humic substances have been tested as growth promoters in animal production and are one of the promising options to face the...

Using more bioavailable sources of trace minerals pays off

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A study of broiler breeder performance was conducted using three separate minerals programmes. The objective was to determine if productivity could be maintained at...

NIRS study on nutritional profiles of 100 soybean meal samples from USA and Brazil

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This paper compares the nutrient profile of soybean meal (SBM) samples from the USA and Brazil. Proximate analysis, total amino acids, standardized ileal digestibility...

Natural antioxidants in poultry production

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From vitamins to vitagenes - First part In general, there are four major types of stress in poultry production: technological, environmental, nutritional and internal stresses....

Feeding broilers of the future

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The only way to maintain production is to improve the understanding of precision nutrition so that producers can feed broilers with low or no...

Can xylanase inhibitors affect the efficacy of xylanases in poultry diets?

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Xylanase inhibitors are reported to be widely present in cereals, and can influence the assay of supplemental xylanases in feeds. In the present study, a...

The future of probiotics

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., in...

How Xylanase can improve performance of a broiler diet

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Whilst xylanase rich NSP-enzymes are used consistently in wheat based diets the question remains whether the positive response seen can be ascribed solely to...

Response of broilers fed phytase enzymes of different optimal pH ranges alone or in...

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Dr. Kelley Wamsley and colleagues at the Mississippi State University Poultry Science Department recently completed a research project that investigated how broilers respond when...

Low protein diets down regulate hepatic enzymes

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Low protein (LP) diets have clear benefits for the poultry industry with regards to health, welfare and production. Dean et al., (2006) found that...
broiler chickens

Supplementation of a protected complex of biofactors and antioxidants on the gene expression and...

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the dietary supplementation of a protected complex of biofactors and antioxidants P(BF+AOx) on the expression of...

Feather-eating hens show specific essential amino acid appetites in a double-choice model

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Nutritional balance is one of the major considerations to prevent severe feather pecking in layer hens. Individual variation in digestive and metabolic efficiencies and...

Intestinal barrier function – A case to be studied in reduced protein diets

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Maintaining intestinal health and growth remains a concern as demands increase to limit the use of antibiotics in poultry production. There is also an...

Using sunflower meal in broilers with the addition of a carbohydrase complex

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Sunflower seeds are extensively grown for oil production for human consumption. Therefore, a great amount of sunflower meal becomes available for use in feed...

Pellet quality and its effects on poultry performance

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Pellet quality provided to meat birds throughout the industry is highly variable. Feeding birds pellets of poor quality can in part be attributed to...

Lowering dietary calcium and available phosphorus in broilers

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The aim of this trial was to investigate the effect of lowering dietary calcium (Ca) and available phosphorus (av.P) during Starter (0 to 10d),...

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...

Science unveils new pathway to broiler chicken growth performance

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A new tool has emerged for broiler chicken operations seeking new ways to optimize results while keeping aligned with a full range of the...

Dietary approaches to control Necrotic Enteritis in broilers

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Necrotic Enteritis (NE) occurs in broilers due to an overabundance of C. perfringens and is usually associated with predisposing factors which include coccidial challenge,...

VAL-CO, clean and dry feed from delivery to consumption

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A VAL-CO feed storage and transport system is designed to keep feed clean and dry from delivery to consumption. Store your feed in our...

Growth begins in the gut

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In the race to replace antibiotics on Canadian poultry farms, some producers have successfully adopted yeast-based prebiotic supplements. But there’s more potential to enhance...

Managing the risk makes the difference in mycotoxin control

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A webinar on the results of the 2017 harvest analyses in terms of mycotoxin contamination has been recently held. Two experts on the matter...

Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT4529): 35 years of Italian research (1985-2020)

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The history of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT 4529) follows that of many strains produced by Centro Sperimentale del Latte and acts...

Trials show oregano essential oil supports anticoccidial vaccination

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Oregano essential oil, well-documented for its antimicrobial action when included in the diets of various poultry species, has been found to be particularly effective...

Corn milling efficiency and particle size effects on pullet growth performance

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Corn is usually ground locally at the feed mill, while soybean meal is pre-processed and feed mills have little control over its particle size...

Bacillus Subtilis improves performance of broilers fed medicated or non-medicated feed

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Animal digestive health is key to obtain optimal performance. Antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) have long been shown to be very effective to develop and...

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...

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...

Broiler management and feed formulation approaches in hot environments

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High temperatures can be an obstacle in livestock production particularly in tropical regions. Broilers are more susceptible to high ambient temperatures because they lack...

The selection element in whole grain feeding regimes

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Seven dietary treatments consisting of a ground grain control and six treatments with pre- and post-pellet whole grain inclusions of 7.5, 15.0 and 30.0%...

Development and evaluation of probiotics

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As restrictions to antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) have become more prevalent, producers have turned to several technologies as probiotics - Direct Fed Microbials to...

Spirulina platensis Algae, a novel poultry feed additive

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Identifying alternative replacements for soybean meal in a high quality and reasonable price is of importance in poultry production and physiological parameters. Spirulina platensis...

Corn co-products in broilers

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The expansion of the ethanol industry has increased the availability of a variety of corn co-products as feedstuffs for livestock and poultry. Of the...

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...

Rise of Yeast Bioactives expands the toolbox for livestock operators

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Canadian Bio-Systems receives Veterinary Health Products approval for Maxi-Nutrio® Liquid, a yeast bioactive technology. An innovative new category of science-powered yeast technology, with dynamic potential to...

FAO published a report on animal nutrition strategies

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FAO’s publication helps producers use nutrition strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in their farms. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasing threat to...

Meta-analysis of genetic parameters of feed conversion and related traits in chickens

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The objective of this study was to estimate the impact of some factors on heritability estimates of body weight (BW), feed conversion ratio (FCR), feed intake (FI),...

Low protein diets downregulate hepatic enzymes

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Low protein diets have clear benefits for the poultry industry with regards to health, welfare and production. Dean et al., (2006) found that supplementing low...

Research examines different dietary treatments for woody breast

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, in which researchers examined different...

Keel bone integrity in layers – Observations, nutritional remedies, and myth-busting

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The issue of keel bone deformities and abnormalities is different depending on various housing systems for the birds. Keel fractures have received a lot...

Ideal amino acids and chicken gut disturbance

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There is considerable interest in the development of low protein diets with supplemental amino acids for broiler chickens due to economic, environmental and bird welfare advantages....

Field experience on the use of probiotics in chickens and turkeys

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Probiotics have been used for several years in an attempt to improve intestinal health. Recently, microbial products have been extensively studied as supportive treatments...

Reducing undigested protein available at the intestinal wall on broilers

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An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of supplementing an inherently thermo stable protease in broilers fed diets based on single raw materials,...

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...

IFIF: Better nutrition for improved animal health

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The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) underlined its commitment to supporting efforts by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to strengthen animal health...

Changing role of poultry nutritionist in a changing industry

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Reflecting back on 30 years of working in the poultry industry as nutritionists we realize that the biggest changes that have occurred have mostly...

How to improve hen fertility

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Following specific procedures to increase hen fertility will not eliminate drops in fertility, but it may also reduce the need to trouble-shoot breeder flocks. Artificial...

Replacing soy in broiler diets. Effect on performance, carcass yield and cost of production

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The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of replacing soybean meal (SBM) in broiler diets on performance, carcass quality and...

Feed borne mycotoxins: the threat to poultry?

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Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by molds (fungi) that can infest crops pre-harvest and can continue to flourish under sub-optimal storage conditions. Grains with high...

Modification of the chicken intestinal epithelial physical barrier in poultry by dietary factors

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The intestinal epithelial physical barrier is the most critical element of maintaining an intact intestinal barrier and made up of a layer of columnar...

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