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Poultry Nutrition

Poultry feed and the control of fumonisins

Failure to deactivate fumonisins can lead to not only reduced production, but also higher mortality rates.
Poultry is known to be less sensitive to fumonisin exposure than pigs and horses, but this does not mean that birds are immune to the effects of this mycotoxin, or that its presence in feed does not impact on meat and egg production. The effects of fumonisin exposure were dramatically witnessed back in 1995, when two layer farms were seriously affected. 
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Brazilian university to open poultry nutrition facilities

Broilers and feed to be supplied by industry to support diet trials
Brazil’s Universidade Estadual de Londrina will benefit from a new broiler nutrition house at the end of May. The new facilities were constructed in partnership with the companies Big Frango and Tectron Nutricao Animal, and received investment of R$130,000 (US$64,000). 
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Use of citric acid in broiler diets

Organic acids and their salts have been approved by European legislation as an alternate source of antibiotic growth promoter in diets, because antibiotics are associated with problems due to potential residual effects via food animals developing...
Use of citric acid in broiler diets Organic acids and their salts have been approved by European legislation as an alternate source of antibiotic growth promoter in diets, because antibiotics are associated with problems due to potential residual effects via food animals developing resistant strains of patho
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EU allows 5 percent non-organic protein in organic poultry feed

New regulation also requires percentage of feed to be sourced regionally
The EU has published a new regulation that gives producers of monogastric animals, such as poultry, a 5 percent allowance of non-organic protein in their organic feed until the end of 2014. There had been concerns that original proposals for a 100 percent organic diet beginning January 1 would leave producers short of the raw ingredients needed to meet the nutritional requirements their birds would need, according to the UK's National Farmers Union, which lobbied for the regulation change. 
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Canada invests $600,000 in poultry feed, health research

Projects focus on nutrients, disease resistance for poultry sector
The government of Canada has given more than $600,000 to the Atlantic Poultry Research Institute to conduct feed and health research, investing in six different projects that focus on better nutrients and improved disease resistance for the Atlantic region's poultry sector while benefitting consumers across the country. The funding includes support for projects that will identify ways to increase omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants in chickens and eggs, as well as assess ways to improve flock health and reduce disease. 
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Poultry industry responds to Johns Hopkins feather meal report

Fluoroquinolones suggest cross-contamination, not continued use, say producers
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has responded to the results of a recent study that found fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics banned for use in poultry, in feather meal, a poultry production byproduct that is made from poultry feathers and is a common additive to chicken, swine, cattle and fish feed. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Arizona State University said they found the antibiotics in eight of 12 feather meal samples from different states, suggesting that the poultry received the fluoroquinolones before they were slaughtered. 
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Vitamin E: pharmaceutical role in poultry male fecundity

Recent studies have suggested that avian semen contains a high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) which are characterised by an increased susceptibility to lipid peroxidation.
Recent studies have suggested that avian semen contains a high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) which are characterised by an increased susceptibility to lipid peroxidation.
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Plans of feeding broiler chickens

Until recent years, planning broiler feeding appeared an easy task to implement. However, there are about ten feeding programs around today.
Until recent years, planning broiler feeding appeared an easy task to implement. However, there are about ten feeding programs around today.
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Indústria avícola mundial prevê maior rentabilidade em 2012 com um crescimento marginal

Nutrição WATT publicação de Avicultura 2012 e Inquérito Alimentar mostra um crescimento marginal na produção de alimentos e de aves, mas com uma maior rentabilidade em todo o mundo.
A Nutrição WATT 2012 e Pesquisa de Alimentação mostra otimismo aumentou de rentabilidade, mesmo quando confrontados com os preços dos grãos elevados ea volatilidade dos preços.
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