Managing flocks for poultry health and welfare
Persistent commitment to animal welfare can be achieved with clear standards and expectations for animal handling and care. Sponsored by Cobb-Vantress.
The Chick Quality Versus Quantity Conundrum
How do we strive to ensure that what we can hatch and deliver to our customers is the best quality possible? The hatchery manager has some control but there are a number of factors which are outside the control of the hatchery.
Poultry welfare: Finding the hill we can defend
Using science to explain as much as we can about all aspects of poultry welfare and developing measurements -- behavioral, physical and physiological -- is important. After these indicators are established, the measurements need to be viewed not just through the eyes of scientists and poultry husbandry specialists, but also of the average consumer.
Three Keys to Achieving Proper Ventilation
Proper ventilation in the broiler house is of the utmost importance. It reduces mortality, aids in respiratory, skeletal and cardiovascular development, stimulates early feed intake, promotes flock uniformity, and ensures the proper development of temperature regulation. However, ventilation is not just something to be monitored in the summer months. Both cold and heat stress can negatively affect flock performance and once the damage has been done, there is no way to undo it.
Understanding oligosaccharides in young animal nutrition
Oligosaccharides are considered as one of the most valuable sources of prebiotic fibers in diets for young non-ruminant animals such as broilers, pullets, piglets and calves.
Brooding - Light management