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Innovatively assessing performance in layers
Detailed management and assessment of the male broiler breeder is an essential factor in producing a uniform bird with optimum performance from the rearing stage through to depletion. The males form half of the breeding value of a flock and are therefore just as important as the females. Close obser...
Analysing Haemonchus in Tunisian ruminants
Parasitic gastroenteritis caused by Haemonchus spp. is a major cause of economic losses in the livestock industry, especially in tropical and subtropical areas. The correct identification of various species, as well as knowledge of the epidemiology and genetic characterisation of the principal circu...
Cargill: Conduct recall of lamb feed
Last week Cargill animal nutrition business announced a voluntary recall of lamb feed, due to containing an incorrect levels of sodium molybdate . A voluntary recall of Showmaster S-Series Show Lamb Feed (BW) was announced last week because it contained incorrect sodium molybdate levels. To date, th...
Welfare not directly linked to system choice
The choice for a free range production system does not automatically lead to a better welfare situation for laying hens. This is the conclusion of David Burch, Octagon Services when writing about management in the Veterinary Record Journal. According to Burch, research shows that the highest hen mor...