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Broiler water balance, excessive water excretion and litter condition – Part 2: Gut health and environment

Dr TIM WALKER* discusses broiler water balance and excretion to litter, especially those enteric disease and environmental-associated factors that can cause excessive water excretion. Drinking...

Practical alternatives to corn and soybean meal in Southeast Asia

YUWARES RUANGPANIT* discusses using rice bran, cassava and by-products, palm kernel meal, DDGS and other novel feed ingredients, including potential opportunities, their nutritive value...

Fat deposition in broiler chickens offered reduced-crude protein diets

PETER SELLE, SHEMIL MACELLINE, PETER CHRYSTAL AND SONIA LIU* consider fat deposition in relation to starch overload or ‘carbotoxicity’ in poultry offered reduced-crude protein...

Broiler water balance, excessive water excretion and litter condition – Part 1: Nutrition and feed

Dr TIM WALKER* discusses broiler water balance and excretion to litter, especially those feed-associated factors that can cause excessive water excretion. Introduction Water is a critical...

Peptidoglycans – impact on intestinal integrity

ROLANDO VALIENTES* briefly reviews the issues concerning the development of the intestinal microbiota and its relationship to the immune system of the host. The gastrointestinal...

A nutritionist’s view of feathering

Quality of feather cover in broiler breeder hens, especially during the production period, is important for the hen’s willingness to mate. SUTTISAK BOONYOUNG* focuses...

Alternative feed ingredients – The road ahead

With the ongoing growth of the poultry industry, future requirements for traditional feed ingredients (corn and soybean meal) cannot be met. RAVI RAVINDRAN* reviews...

Feed form affects apparent metabolizable energy of feed ingredients in broilers

MAHMOUD KHALIL, REZA ABDOLLAHI, FIFI ZAEFARIAN and RAVI RAVINDRAN* investigate the impact of mash versus pelleted feed on energy evaluation of individual feed ingredients...

Alternative ingredients to corn in broiler diets

REZA ABDOLLAHI* provides a brief overview of wheat, sorghum and barley, as potential alternatives to corn in broiler diets. Introduction Several factors including the global population...

The importance of feeding time observation

KANJANA KLOMHADYAY* considers several essential factors to observe when visiting the breeder house during feeding. Achieving proper bodyweight, flock uniformity, and sexual maturity at light...

GKA’s new slaughterhouse supports broiler farming, trading

Indonesian poultry producer Gemilang Karya Agri (GKA) plans to build a chicken slaughterhouse in Banten province this year to support its broiler farming and...

The importance of gut microbiota

To get the most out of poultry we must understand how the gut microbiota exerts its influence and how it can best be nurtured...

Accurate weighing – tracking flock progress and development

ALVIN ARUCAN* explains that routine and accurate weighing gives vital data and is a valuable tool to help better manage broiler breeder to reach...

Apparent metabolizable energy of cereal grains is influenced by broiler age

MAHMOUD KHALIL, REZA ABDOLLAHI, FIFI ZAEFARIAN, PETER CHRYSTAL and RAVI RAVINDRAN* investigate whether the age of broiler chickens has any effect on the nitrogen-corrected...

Why food safety will be the new priority for Asia post-Covid

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, consumer eating patterns and habits have changed. DEXTER ABRIGO* considers how consumers’ increased attention on hygiene and food safety...

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