Cracking the code to longevity: The revolution of long-life layer production

The egg industry is undergoing significant transformations, setting ambitious targets for production efficiency and sustainability. Recent outbreaks of avian influenza have led to a reduction in the number of hens, further challenging the industry to enhance its efficiency and sustainability. The ability to produce 500 eggs over 100 weeks requires holistic considerations, and nutritional support…

Happy liver, happy layer

Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, is a viral infection that primarily affects birds, including layer hens. The most common and well-known strain of avian influenza is caused by influenza A subtype H5N1. The avian influenza virus can cause a range of symptoms in infected birds, depending on the strain and the severity of…

Preventing heat stress in pigs

Heat stress in pigs is defined as a physiological response to high environmental temperatures, where an animal is out of its thermoneutral zone and can no longer effectively regulate its body temperature. As a result, animal health, well-being, and performance are negatively affected. The effect of heat stress in pigs When pigs are exposed to…

Greater metabolic heat production; the heat is on!

Greater metabolic heat production, the heat is on!

Modern, fast-growing broiler chickens have been genetically selected for a rapid growth rate and improved muscle tissue deposition, which leads to greater metabolic heat production. This, in turn, makes them more susceptible to high temperatures and humidity when compared to older, native breeds. Besides their high metabolic heat production, broilers also have abundant feathers and…

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