Oct 12, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Seasonal management in hatchery critical to improving chick viability
Optimizing hatchery conditions throughout the year is crucial to limiting chick mortality and maintaining long-term bird viability, according to a poultry health expert.
Sep 02, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veterinarian: Rethink layer health programs with move to cage-free
The 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 Special Report: Managing the health challenges of moving to free-range egg production
Free-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 production
Training chicks and pullets so they are prepared for life in cage-free egg systems is critical to ensuring they meet their full productive potential.
Right skills critical to managing increases in Salmonella, coccidiosis associated with cage-free egg production
Aug 06, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Right skills critical to managing increases in Salmonella, coccidiosis associated with cage-free egg production
Producers 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 23, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Better air circulation, moderately lower humidity improve paw quality
Increasing air circulation coupled with moderate reductions in humidity can dramatically improve paw quality, Michael Czarick and Connie Mou, University of Georgia, told Poultry Health Today.
Apr 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Urban chicken movement requires legislators to learn chicken basics
Legislators need to know some basics about raising chickens in response to an upsurge in the “urban chicken” trend, Nat Tablante, DVM, told Poultry Health Today.
Nov 08, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Heat stress may impair immune system in broilers
Heat stress in broilers induced lesions of lymphoid tissues, indicating immune system impairment, but it’s not yet known if heat stress affects the vulnerability or severity of coccidiosis.
Jul 17, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on More light at night reduces daytime heat stress in broilers
Extended lighting periods help boost welfare and production of big broilers during high seasonal temperatures, a University of Georgia study showed.
May 23, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Water pressure: How does it affect broilers’ consumption, performance?
Low-pressure water systems designed to reduce water usage have some poultry growers turning up the pressure to hydrate flocks and improve bird performance, but is this a sound practice economically?
May 11, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on What is the carbon footprint of your poultry farm?
New research by the University of Georgia on greenhouse-gas emissions from poultry farms is expected to lay the groundwork for reducing the industry's carbon footprint.
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...