More light at night reduces daytime heat stress in broilers
Turning off broiler-house lights before midnight can actually lead to more heat stress in broilers during the day, according to researchers Mike Czarick and Brian Fairchild, PhD, University of Georgia.
Poultry producers looking to improve litter quality and flock health should consider windrowing — a practice that not only works to control ammonia in the reconditioned litter but also reduces pathogen and insect pressure.
Shedding of infectious bronchitis virus into the environment by infected birds isn’t a significant problem if birds are well vaccinated, but it can be a problem for naïve birds, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.
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