Aug 15, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Sprinkler systems benefit animal welfare, reduce water use
Sprinkler systems used in conjunction with cool cells during hot summer weather can not only benefit animal welfare, they can dramatically reduce water use.
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...