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Cover for Integrating feeding programmes into organic production systems.

A review on the impact of integrating nutritional programmes with housing systems, and genotypes on the performance and profitability of an organic poultry farming system was presented in this chapter.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Practical relevance of test diets.

This chapter will focus on the production aspects of nutrition experiments, discussing how a practical diet can be formulated that will support animal performance relevant to commercial targets known as indices or parameters in different classes of animals, in broiler chickens and growing pigs,...

Author(s)
Choct, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647005)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measurements of nutrients and nutritive value.

This chapter will discuss the areas of measurements that require rethinking. The topic will be covered in two subsections: in vitro and in vivo measurements. Topics include: proximate analyses; fibre and carbohydrates in feed; determining the nutritive value of ingredients; determining the...

Author(s)
Choct, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647005)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Strengthening the inside: effect of nutrition on gut health and maintenance and its impact on the integument integrity.

The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of poultry is equipped to perform several important functions. One of these functions is the protection of the underlying structures of the entire digestive tract and minimization of the translocation of materials that may be inimical to the health of the bird. The...

Author(s)
Adedokun, S. A.; Olojede, O. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welfare during transport of livestock and poultry.

To maintain an acceptable level of animal welfare, animals or poultry must be fit for transport. The OIE has guidelines for transport. Animals that can barely walk or are likely to become nonambulatory should not be transported. A number of different factors can reduce fitness for transport, such...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Housing and management of layer breeders in rearing and production.

Housing and management of layer breeders has to be done in an optimal way otherwise farmers waste their genetic potential and high economic value. A good start secured by optimal brooding conditions, excellent feed quality and appropriate management in the early life of chicks is a prerequisite....

Author(s)
Thiele, H. H.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Info
Cover for Applied animal endocrinology.

The second edition of this book contains 6 chapters on the endocrinology and effects of hormones on the metabolism, physiology, nutrition, reproduction, immunity, behaviour, health, welfare, production performance and product quality of domestic animals.

Author(s)
Squires, E. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937553)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Alternative systems for meat chickens and turkeys: production, health and welfare.

Legislative and assurance scheme requirements for standard and alternative indoor and outdoor broiler and turkey production systems are described. Generally, health and welfare are protected to various extents by a series of input requirements, largely related to stocking density, light,...

Author(s)
Jones, T. A.; Berk, J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Info
Cover for Domestic duck production: science and practice.

This book contains chapters that discuss the history, biology, duck raising for meat and egg production, housing, growth, feeding, breeding, health and fertility. This book is intended as a practical guide for technical and advisory staff involved in both commercial and subsistence-level duck...

Author(s)
Cherry, P.; Morris, T. R.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990545)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aims and principles of organic poultry production.

This chapter describes the characteristics and world standards of organic poultry production in terms of regulatory, feeding and animal health and welfare aspects.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934064)
Type
Book chapter

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