Category Archives: Poultry Section

Reasons your hens may stop laying eggs

It is not unusual for poultry farmers to experience their hens reducing or stopping egg production. There are many reasons for this and some common causes are considered here. Declining day lengthHens are sensitive to day length, and particularly to … Continue reading

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High levels of phytase can save money

‘Superdosing’ poultry diets with the enzyme phytase could result in huge savings to the poultry industry, according to new research conducted in the UK. The study led by Nottingham Trent University found adding high levels of phytase to rapeseed meal … Continue reading

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Mycotoxin deactivation profits poultry health

A mycotoxin deactivator can reduce the toxic effects of T-2 toxin, ochratoxin A (OTA) and fumonisins (FUM) in broiler diets This was confirmed in studies, done by animal nutrition company Nutriad. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of … Continue reading

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Selenium and its benefits for poultry

For the last 20 years there were quite a few achievements in Selenium nutrition of poultry. New insights show that Selenium also have important roles in reproduction. This is one of the conclusions from a review paper, recently published in … Continue reading

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Broilers benefit from low protein diet

A low crude protein diet for broiler breeders changes body composition during the rearing period. This positively affects hatchability during the first phase and egg production during the second phase of the laying period. This was concluded by poultry scientist … Continue reading

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Probiotic E. faecium can promote poultry growth

Researchers from the Zhejiang University in China looked at the effects of a probiotic, Enterococcus faecium, on growth performance, intestinal morphology, immune response, and cecal micro flora in broiler chickens challenged with Escherichia coli K88. The effects of feeding dehydrated … Continue reading

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