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Poultry

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Researchers at The Pirbright Institute and The Roslin Institute have published work investigate the role of the infectious bronchitis virus (IBV)...

Date
October 2018
Abstract

According to European food safety authorities, one of the major control parameters for mechanically separated meat is calcium content, which is an indicator of residual bone. Residual bone in mechanically separated meat can also be measured as total ash content. Despite the need to measure both ash...

Author(s)
Wubshet, S. G.; Wold, J. P.; Böcker, U.; Sanden, K. W.; Afseth, N. K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
Food Control, 2019, 95, pp 267-273
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nutrition and feeding of organic poultry.

This 268-pages book presents eight chapters that focused on the effect of nutritional programmes and feeding strategies on organic poultry farming. Topics include: introduction and background; aims and principles of organic poultry production; elements of poultry nutrition; approved ingredients for...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
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Apicomplexan parasites of the genus Eimeria are widespread in poultry flocks and if present in sufficient numbers can cause the intestinal disease coccidiosis. For many years, the disease has been controlled either by incorporating drugs in the feed (prophylaxis) or by immunization with live...

Date
September 2018
Subjects
animal diseases; antiprotozoal agents; coccidiosis; herbal drugs; immunization; infections; intestinal diseases; parasites; parasitoses; plant extracts; poultry; probiotics; protozoal infections; vaccination
Author(s)
Chapman, H. D.
AbstractFull Text

Free-range areas are important for the welfare of laying hens. Chickens are forest animals that try to avoid large open areas. Providing shelter in the form of trees can improve the quality of the free-range area for the chicken. Also trees can provide extra income for the farmer. This paper...

Author(s)
Boosten, M.; Penninkhof, J.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 424-427
AbstractFull Text

To source geese for slaughter and commercial sale, domesticated geese (Anser anser domesticus) of various breeds and varieties are used all over the world. Moreover, the meat of wild geese, for instance, Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) or Canada goose (Branta canadensis), is also consumed in...

Author(s)
Goluch-Koniuszy, Z.; Haraf, G.
Publisher
Polish Society for Magnesium Research
Publication
Journal of Elementology, 2018, 23, 4, pp 1343-1360
AbstractFull Text

The study was conducted in midland and lowland agro-ecological zone of North western zone of Tigray, Ethiopia. Two districts were selected purposively based on their potential exotic chicken breed production. Out of the total chicken producers in the study area 264 farmers, 132 from each of the two...

Author(s)
Teklemariam Abadi
Publisher
eSci Journals Publishing
Publication
International Journal of Agricultural Extension, 2018, 6, 2, pp 99-107
AbstractFull Text

Canine transmissible venereal tumor (CTVT) is a tumor that commonly occurs in genital and extragenital sites of both genders. Long interspersed nuclear elements (LINE-1) retrotransposon has a pivotal role in allogenic transfection among uncontrolled dog populations. This study aimed to perform...

Author(s)
Vural, S. A.; Hazİroglu, R.; Vural, M. R.; Polat, I. M.; Tunc, A. S.
Publisher
Korean Society of Veterinary Science
Publication
Journal of Veterinary Science, 2018, 19, 5, pp 620-626
AbstractFull Text

The aim of the present study was to assess dietary and sex-related effects on selected blood indicators of 40-day-old mallard ducks undergoing fattening. The ducks were divided into three dietary groups (control, L50 and L100). The control (C) group was fed a diet containing soybean meal as the...

Author(s)
Jerabek, M.; Suchy, P.; Strakova, E.; Kudelkova, L.; Simek, V.; Jakesova, P.; Machacek, M.; Zapletal, D.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Publication
Veterinární Medicína, 2018, 63, 9, pp 420-432

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