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Phytogenics, a proven tool in mitigating heat stress

Trial results of commercial phytogenics show the molecules could alleviate heat stress, writes ARIEF FACHRUDIN. Beginning in April 2023, a record-breaking heat wave affected South...

Welfare and disease dynamics in slow-growing broilers

Slow-growing broilers exhibit better health and welfare outcomes under commercial conditions than conventional broilers, writes HI PALEJA* Over the past five decades, the genetic selection...

Indonesian farmers adopt home-mixing to save costs

High feed prices are encouraging Indonesian farmers to shift to home-mixed feed for broilers to reduce costs and sustain their business. “If we rely on...

Use of phage cocktail can reduce Salmonella in broilers

Phage cocktail administration can reduce Salmonella load in broilers, a study by Dr Kitiya Vongkamjan of Thailand’s Kasetsart University and her team found. Salmonella is...

High feed prices encourage home-mixing in broilers

Broiler producers in East Java are shifting to home-mixed feeds to reduce costs and sustain their business. “If we rely on commercial feed, the...

Indo broiler farmers demand compliance to reference price

Indonesian broiler farmers under the National Poultry Farmers Community are asking the government to raise the price of live birds to the reference price...

Isoquinoline alkaloids support broilers under heat stress

ANJA PASTOR* presents trials from Asia, that show that plant-based nutritional solutions provide the opportunity to stabilize broiler chickens during heat stress periods. The fast...

Lipids – Digestion, metabolism, and nutritive value in broiler diets – Part 1

Advances in broiler genotype through genetic selection have reduced the relative energy requirement compared with decades ago. PETER CHRYSTAL* considers the physiological role, metabolism,...

Effects of arginine on ascites syndrome in broiler chickens

LI XUE YIN* provides insights into the optimal in ovo and in-feed supplementation of arginine to improve growth, immunity, intestinal health, and antioxidant abilities,...

Using synbiotics to reduce incidence of bacterial lameness

Competitive exclusion throughout broiler production using synbiotics (a combination of probiotics with prebiotics) can reduce the incidence of bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO). In a...

Novus launches new Scale Up Program for broilers

Novus International’s Scale Up Program is designed to boost the financial success of broiler producers. It focuses on improving meat production and carcass quality...

Improving feed efficiency of corn-soybean meal-based diets

ANNA FICKLER and TANACHOT PENGSAWAD* discuss how a ß-mannanase feed enzyme contributes to more profitable broiler production for corn-soybean meal-based diets. Animal feed producers have...

Extreme weather alert for broiler farmers

Extreme weather is sweeping Indonesia, demanding serious attention from broiler farmers because of heat stress, decreased performance, and increased mortality. Heri Irawan, a broiler...

Vit C and betaine improve performance of heat-stressed broilers

Heat stress has become one of the important factors affecting the development of animal husbandry. In their experiment, Shaojun He and a team from the...

Coccidiosis continues to threaten poultry industry

In Asia, coccidiosis (especially E maxima and E tenella) is a major production issue for broiler producers and veterinarians, write LEANDRO FERREIRA, KEN BAFUNDO,...

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