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H5N8 avian influenza strikes layer farm in Greece H5N8 avian influenza strikes layer farm in Greece

A layer farm in Greece has been infected by H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). About 28,000 susceptible chickens are destroyed

23/01/2017

Pre-peak feed recommendations for laying hens Pre-peak feed recommendations for laying hens

For hens, the start of the lay period is key, as a relatively high number of problems can occur that might have a negative impact on their subsequent laying

31/03/2017

Eggs play vital role in breakthrough disease research Eggs play vital role in breakthrough disease research

Japanese scientists have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases, including cancer and multiple sclerosis

30/10/2017

Laying hen behaviour: Artificial vs natural ammonia Laying hen behaviour: Artificial vs natural ammonia

Laying hens spend less time foraging and were slower to begin to forage in ammoniated environments compared to being out in the fresh air.

31/10/2017

The battle against red mites The battle against red mites

Poultry farmers who feel alone in their battle against red mite populations in their poultry houses might have one small consolation: nearly every poultry

31/10/2017

New water-based red mite treatment ‘99%’ effective New water-based red mite treatment ‘99%’ effective

The cost of red mite to poultry producers in Europe is estimated at €360 million each year, with the pest increasing bird stress, decreasing weight gain

31/10/2017

Technology will revolutionise welfare and performance Technology will revolutionise welfare and performance

Technology is one way in which welfare goals will be met while the efficiency of poultry is maintained. Poultry World reports from the world’s biggest

31/10/2017

Link between eggshell colour and disease resistance Link between eggshell colour and disease resistance

In addition, selection for this immune characteristic has minimal negative consequences on production, but surprisingly might have an effect on eggshell colour.

02/11/2017

Impact of space on the welfare of free-range layers Impact of space on the welfare of free-range layers

An important factor in the case of free-range eggs is the potential access to an outdoor area for laying hens, even though access to an outdoor area may

02/11/2017

Impact on hen bone integrity in cage-free environments Impact on hen bone integrity in cage-free environments

Dr Lay also mentions that the environmental complexity can create opportunities for the hens to express behaviours that may be detrimental to their welfare

02/11/2017

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