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Washington State reports new case of IBDV in poultry
The viral poultry disease, Infectious Bursal Disease Virus (IBDV), which is not known to infect humans or other animals has now been confirmed in a flock of birds in Washington state, US. The viral infection can result in high death losses in flocks, affecting young birds significantly. The disease ...
Online tool to benchmark feather loss in laying hens
A collaborative project in the UK has produced a new online tool to help monitor and benchmark feather loss in laying hens. AssureWel, a five-year collaborative project led by the RSPCA, Soil Association and the University of Bristol, created the tool so that non-caged laying hen producers can comp...
Extrusion improves digestibility of sorghum starch
Researchers found out that extrusion of sorghum starch shows positive effects enhances ruminal and intestinal digestibility, rumen microbial yield and growth in lambs fed on high-concentrate diets. Sorghum was extruded using the following four temperature and pressure combinations: T1 = 90 °C/17 bar...
Avangardco increases flock population by 18%
Ukrainian egg producer, Avangardco has increased its total flock population by 18% year-on-year to 32.5 million heads as of 31 December 2013, and the population of laying hens increased by 18% year-on-year to 27.0 million heads from 22.8 million heads. In 2013, the increase in poultry flock followed...