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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Mary Scantling

Mary Scantling is a research associate with University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service.

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Poultry water line cleaning: Overrated or underappreciated?

The evidence is growing that water sanitation can be a crucial tool in addressing poor poultry flock performance.
When the poultry industry advanced from open drinkers and troughs to enclosed nipple lines, it was the perfect solution to both labor and contamination challenges. Yet, the test of time has proven that while enclosing the water supply in a poultry barn has greatly improved water’s sanitary qualities, it has not eliminated the risk of disease challenges.
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