Tag Archive: cage-free, environment, lighting, UV lights
Jul 20, 2022Susan SpiegelComments Off on Light impacts behavior in cage-free aviariesBirds can move out of the reach of the workers’ hands in a multi-tier aviary system, so employees have to climb into the system to get to them. Researchers from Michigan State studied light...
Oct 28, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Shift to cage-free egg production prompts need to revise health and management plansVaccinations and other preventative health measures are more critical than ever as the US egg industry shifts toward cage-free and no-antibiotics-ever production.
... Right skills critical to managing increases in Salmonella, coccidiosis associated with cage-free egg production
Jun 23, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Right skills critical to managing increases in Salmonella, coccidiosis associated with cage-free egg productionProducers making the switch to cage-free egg production need to ensure they are properly prepared for managing potential increases in Salmonella and other health challenges.
Sep 02, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veterinarian: Rethink layer health programs with move to cage-freeThe poultry industry’s gradual switch to cage-free egg production has underscored the need to rethink disease-control programs.
Aug 31, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Managing the health challenges of moving to free-range egg productionFree-range egg production will bring major challenges to the way birds are produced, but it will also mean big shifts in the ways bird health and welfare need to be managed.
Aug 27, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Training and management critical for cage-free egg productionTraining chicks and pullets so they are prepared for life in cage-free egg systems is critical to ensuring they meet their full productive potential.
Jul 07, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Change diets to reduce dust and ammonia in cage-free systemsReducing protein, adding fiber and feeding supplements to poultry can help producers control ammonia levels inside cage-free housing.
Jan 28, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Cage-free hen housing: How far will the pendulum swing?By John Brown, DVM Senior Technical Services Veterinarian, Zoetis
Aug 05, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Hens in enriched colony system appear more stressed, flightyHens in an enriched colony system were more stressed and flighty than conventionally caged birds in a study from Mississippi State and Texas A&M Universities.
May 05, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Cage-free layers: Are ‘happier’ birds also healthier?Leading egg producers in the US are pledging to go cage-free, but are happier layers necessarily healthier? John Brown, DVM, a veterinarian who specializes in layer health, shares his thoughts on the...
Jan 20, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on ‘Vets on Call’ video series visits major US egg producerThe health and welfare of laying hens at Rose Acre Farms —the second largest egg producer in the US — is the subject of a two-part video of the popular “Vets on Call” YouTube series.