Poultry Health Articles

  • Burn it no more!

    The other day I came across an old news article from 2008 about a Dutch energy plant that burns 485,000 tons of poultry litter each year, converting it into renewable electricity. Wow, I thought. That is an old-fashioned way of getting rid of poultry litter – they must be releasing some 14,550 tons nitrogen gas into the atmosphere. All this to produce 270,000 MWh of electricity, 890,000 MWh ...


    By Ductor Corp.

  • Producer of poultry meat chooses Samson liquid ring pumps - Case Study

    Once again, one of Denmark’s largest producer of poultry meat chooses Samson liquid ring pumps for its vacuum systems Efficient, robust, and nearly maintenance free: Samson pumps are HKScan Denmark's preferred choice When it comes to vacuum systems for meat processing plants, HKScan Denmark is not in doubt. They go for liquid ring pumps from Samson. HKScan Denmark and ...


    By Samson Pumps A/S

  • Talking turkey: How bird flu outbreaks are playing out

    A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. Some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT KIND OF FLU IS THIS, EXACTLY? H5N2 is a highly contagious virus that kills commercial poultry quickly once it gets into a barn. It can spread through an infected bird's droppings or nasal discharges - yes, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wild birds not the source of Avian Influenza in Korea

    The recent outbreak of the H5N8 strain of Avian Influenza is causing many victims amongst poultry and wild birds in the Republic of Korea. The Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds has issued a statement on this outbreak saying that there is currently no evidence that wild birds are the source of this virus. Instead the focus of disease control actions must be on the domestic ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Earthworms helping economy, improving ecology and protecting health

    Earthworms can treat organic garbage, livestock manure and poultry droppings and turn them into premium organic fertilisers, because humus only exists in earthworm feces and castings, compared with other fertilisers. Earthworms can also supply quality animal protein as feed, and offer the best raw materials for the biochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Vermiculture should be put into a whole ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Compost science journal of advocacy and foresight

    SEVERAL months ago, I started on a journey through the pages of Compost Science, beginning with the Spring, 1960 inaugural issue. I was confident that I could whip through the articles and news items in the several hundred issues of the magazine between 1960 and 2009, and be prepared to write this article for BioCycle’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition. Granted, there were interruptions, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Broiler campylobacter contamination and human campylobacteriosis in Iceland

    Poultry Microbiological Safety Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Athens, Georgia,1 Landspitali National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland,2 Food Laboratory, The Environmental & Food Agency, Reykjavik, Iceland,3 Reykjagarður, Reykjavik, Iceland,4 Institute of Experimental Pathology, Reykjavik, Iceland,5 Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,6 Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses, ...

  • Ethanol Fundamentals

    What’s Ethanol? Ethanol is an alcohol-based alternative fuel produced from crops such as corn, barley, and wheat or from 'cellulosic biomass' such as trees and grasses. Brazil and the US together account for nearly 70% of global ethanol production. Virtually all US ethanol requirements today are satisfied by domestic production. Today All gasoline vehicles are capable of operating on ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Environmental assessment of the poultry sector of CFPR/TUP programme: experience of BRAC's ultra-poor poultry programme

    An environmental assessment of the poultry sector of "Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction/Targeting the Ultra Poor Program (CFPR/TUP)" programme of BRAC has been conducted. Special focus was given to health and environmental aspects of poultry rearing, including the housing and diseases of both humans and poultry, the surrounding environment, access to and sources of water, waste ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Poultry Farm Pioneers Low-Rate Composting

    Tony Pastore, Sr. started Park Farms in Canton, Ohio decades ago to process and market chickens. In 1989, it was decided that instead of buying chickens from other producers, a new venture would be launched to raise chickens directly for Park Farms. This led to the formation of A & J Farms, a 1,900-acre operation that contains 14 separately operating chicken farms. Each sub-farm has up to ten ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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