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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325165/utilization-of-soy-hulls-oat-hulls-and-flax-meal-fiber-in-adult-broiler-breeder-hens
#1
H Leung, A Arrazola, S Torrey, E Kiarie
A total of 72, 65-week-old broiler breeder hens (Ross 308, BW 4,190 ± 45 g) was placed in individual cages to investigate utilization of fiber in soy hulls (SH), oat hulls (OH), and flax meal (FM). Birds were adapted to cages for 10 d prior to allocation (n = 18) to broiler breeder ration (control) or control mixed with either of the 3 fiber sources (wt/wt) added to supply equal amounts of neutral detergent fiber (NDF) ∼21% and TiO2. The daily feed allocation was based on 4% BW. Feed intake (FI) was monitored daily, and grab excreta samples were taken on d 16 and 17...
January 6, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300118/genome-wide-linkage-analysis-identifies-loci-for-testicle-and-ovary-traits-in-chickens
#2
Yanfa Sun, Ranran Liu, Guiping Zhao, Maiqing Zheng, Peng Li, Li Liu, Jie Wen
Development of testes or ovaries is critical to chicken breeders. Understanding the genetic mechanisms influencing the development of the testes and ovaries could enhance selection efforts which target reproductive traits. The linkage analysis was conducted within an F2 population derived from Beijing-You chickens and a commercial broiler line. The results have identified one quantitative trait loci (QTL, designated T1) for bilateral testicular weight (TW) and the percentage of TW to carcass weight, and five QTLs (designated O1-O5) for ovary weight (follicle-free, OW) and the percentage of OW to carcass weight...
January 4, 2018: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211774/food-restriction-reduces-neurogenesis-in-the-avian-hippocampal-formation
#3
Barbara-Anne Robertson, Lucy Rathbone, Giselda Cirillo, Richard B D'Eath, Melissa Bateson, Timothy Boswell, Peter W Wilson, Ian C Dunn, Tom V Smulders
The mammalian hippocampus is particularly vulnerable to chronic stress. Adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus is suppressed by chronic stress and by administration of glucocorticoid hormones. Post-natal and adult neurogenesis are present in the avian hippocampal formation as well, but much less is known about its sensitivity to chronic stressors. In this study, we investigate this question in a commercial bird model: the broiler breeder chicken. Commercial broiler breeders are food restricted during development to manipulate their growth curve and to avoid negative health outcomes, including obesity and poor reproductive performance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182752/the-quest-for-welfare-friendly-feeding-of-broiler-breeders-effects-of-daily-vs-5-2-feed-restriction-schedules
#4
C Lindholm, A Johansson, A Middelkoop, J J Lees, N Yngwe, E Berndtson, G Cooper, J Altimiras
Restricted feeding of broiler breeders is required for improved long-term health and welfare. Because feeding frustration and hunger are major welfare concerns during rearing, many suggestions have been made to decrease the negative feelings of hunger while maintaining suitable growth rates and reproductive health. Non-daily ("skip-a-day") feeding schedules are commonly used around the world to increase portion sizes at meal times while restricting intake but these practices are prohibited in many countries due to welfare concerns on fasting days...
November 22, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173582/staphylococcus-agnetis-a-potential-pathogen-in-broiler-breeders
#5
Louise Ladefoged Poulsen, Ida Thøfner, Magne Bisgaard, Rikke Heidemann Olsen, Jens Peter Christensen, Henrik Christensen
In this study, four broiler parent flocks have been followed from the onset of the production period (week 20) until slaughter (week 60). Every week, approximately ten dead broiler breeders, randomly selected among birds dead on their own, were collected and subjected to a full post mortem analysis including bacteriological examination. In total 997 breeders were investigated and for the first time Staphylococcus agnetis was isolated in pure culture from cases of endocarditis and septicemia from 16 broiler breeders...
December 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152793/effects-of-dietary-tryptophan-levels-on-performance-and-biochemical-variables-of-plasma-and-intestinal-mucosa-in-yellow-feathered-broiler-breeders
#6
S Q Jiang, Z Y Gou, X J Lin, L Li
The effects of dietary tryptophan (Trp) levels on performance and biochemical variables of plasma and intestinal mucosa in broiler breeder hens were investigated in this study. A total of 780 Lingnan yellow-feathered broiler breeder hens were randomly assigned in one of five dietary treatments with six replicates per treatment (26 birds per replicate). The breeder hens were fed either the basal diet (0.11% Trp) or the basal diet supplemented to 0.15%, 0.19%, 0.23% and 0.27% Trp, from 197 to 259 days of age...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141204/characterization-of-the-complete-genome-antigenicity-pathogenicity-tissue-tropism-and-shedding-of-a-recombinant-avian-infectious-bronchitis-virus-with-a-ck-ch-ljl-140901-like-backbone-and-an-s2-fragment-from-a-4-91-like-virus
#7
Lei Jiang, Zongxi Han, Yuqiu Chen, Wenjun Zhao, Junfeng Sun, Yan Zhao, Shengwang Liu
In this study, we isolated an infectious bronchitis virus, designated I1101/16, from broiler breeders in China. Analysis of the S1 gene showed that isolate I1101/16 was genetically close to strain ck/CH/LJL/140901, which belongs to the TW I genotype (also known as lineage GI-7 based on the recent IBV classification), however the S2 gene showed genetic diversity comparing to that of S1 gene. Comparison of the genomic sequences showed that the genome of isolate I1101/16 was similar to that of strain ck/CH/LJL/140901 from the 5' end of the genome to the 5' end of the S2 gene and from the 5' end of the 3a gene to the end of the genome, whereas the remaining parts of the genome sequences were more closely related to those of strain 4/91 than those of ck/CH/LJL/140901, thereby suggesting that recombination might have occurred during the origin of the virus...
November 12, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136210/the-effect-of-sexual-maturity-and-egg-production-on-skeletal-muscle-pectoralis-major-and-gastrocnemius-protein-turnover-in-broiler-breeder-pure-lines
#8
Karen Vignale, Justina V Caldas, Judy A England, Nirun Boonsinchai, Phiphob Sodsee, Erik D Pollock, Craig N Coon
A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of sexual maturity on pectoralis major and gastrocnemius muscle protein turnover in broiler breeder pure lines. Protein turnover in skeletal muscle tissue was determined in 4 broiler breeder pure lines (Line A, Line B, Line C and Line D) at 22, 27, 33, 37, 44, and 50 wk of age. A completely randomized design with a factorial arrangement 4 × 6 (4 lines and 6 time periods (ages)) was used. There were 5 replicates per line/time and each hen represented a replicate...
November 9, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094667/the-effects-of-a-reduced-balanced-protein-diet-on-litter-moisture-pododermatitis-and-feather-condition-of-female-broiler-breeders-over-three-generations
#9
C Li, J Lesuisse, S Schallier, W Clímaco, Y Wang, A Bautil, N Everaert, J Buyse
Protein content reduction in broiler breeder diets has been increasingly investigated. However, broiler breeders reared on low protein diets are characterized by a deterioration of the feather condition. Furthermore, polydipsia induced by controlled feed intake increases litter moisture and as a consequence pododermatitis. This project aimed to study the litter moisture, pododermatitis and feather condition of breeders fed with a 25% reduced balanced protein (RP) diet during the rearing and laying period over three successive generations...
November 2, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050420/iron-requirements-of-broiler-breeder-hens
#10
Diogo Taschetto, Sergio Luiz Vieira, Clara Roselina Angel, Catarina Stefanello, Liris Kindlein, Marco Antonio Ebbing, Cristina Tonial Simões
A study was conducted to investigate Fe requirements of broiler breeders. One-hundred-fifty-six Cobb 500 broiler breeder hens were individually placed in electrostatically painted cages at 22 weeks. The study was composed of an adaptation phase, in which hens were fed corn-soy-wheat bran diets until 35 wks. An Fe deficient mash diet (24.6 ppm Fe) was provided from 35 to 46 wk in order to induce a partial body Fe depletion. A production phase followed from 47 to 70 wk when hens were fed 6 diets with increasing Fe sulfate supplementation, which, upon analyses had 24...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050416/feeding-broiler-breeders-a-reduced-balanced-protein-diet-during-the-rearing-and-laying-period-impairs-reproductive-performance-but-enhances-broiler-offspring-performance
#11
J Lesuisse, C Li, S Schallier, J Leblois, N Everaert, J Buyse
Mammalian studies have shown that nutritional constraints during the perinatal period are able to program the progeny (metabolism, performance). The presented research aimed to investigate if broiler breeders and their offspring performance could be influenced by reducing the dietary crude protein (CP) level with 25%. A total of 160 day-old pure line A breeder females were randomly divided over 2 dietary treatments. The control group was fed commercial diets, whereas the reduced balanced protein (RP) breeders received an isoenergetic diet that was decreased with 25% in dietary CP and amino acid during their entire lifespan...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028435/evaluation-of-agricultural-interventions-on-human-and-poultry-related-salmonella-enteritidis-in-british-columbia
#12
Marsha Taylor, William Cox, Michael Otterstatter, Nancy de With, Eleni Galanis
A collaborative investigation between public health and animal health led to numerous interventions along the food chain in response to an outbreak of human salmonellosis and increased incidence of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) among poultry. Incidence of both human and chicken SE decreased substantially in 2012 and 2013 following these interventions. We used time series analysis to assess the impact of three interventions: vaccination of broiler breeder flocks, separation in the hatchery of breeder eggs, and an industry order to stop farm-gate sales of ungraded broiler hatching eggs...
October 13, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983972/on-the-composition-of-gastroliths-from-broiler-breeders
#13
P Martín-Ramos, P Carrión-Prieto, M Sánchez-Báscones, N M Ruiz-Potosme, J Martín-Gil
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the composition and origin of certain gastroliths or gizzard stones from broiler breeders (Gallus gallus domesticus). Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray powder diffraction techniques were used as analysis tools. The main components resulted to be organic fibre and minerals referred to a pegmatite rock (quartz, feldspar albite and haematite) used as grit. Although the generally accepted purpose of gastroliths in chicken is the crushing and grinding of foodstuff in the ventriculus, the importance of mineral uptake from grit of iron and other essential elements such as Al, Ca, K, Cl, P, Ti, Mn, Mg, Cu, Zn and Zr (in ppm) as a secondary effect of the abrasion and dissolution of gastroliths should not be disregarded...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957000/critical-review-future-control-of-blackhead-disease-histomoniasis-in-poultry
#14
Steven Clark, Emily Kimminau
Blackhead disease (histomoniasis) currently has no efficacious drug approved for use in poultry in the United States. Both chickens and turkeys can get the disease, but mortality is most often associated with turkeys. The lack of any approved therapies for blackhead is of concern, especially in the case of valuable turkey breeder candidate flocks. Due to the availability of efficacious drugs for many years, research focused on blackhead was minimal. However, without any drugs or reliable additives, blackhead will continue to be an issue in turkeys and broiler breeder chickens...
September 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956997/economic-impacts-of-white-chick-syndrome-in-ontario-canada
#15
Kathleen E Long, Gordon M Hastie, Davor Ojkić, Marina L Brash
A cluster of 12 cases of White Chick Syndrome (WCS) in broiler breeder flocks producing affected progeny occurred from June to November 2015 in two broiler chicken hatcheries owned by a single company in Ontario, Canada. Cases were identified by the presence of typical chicks in the hatchery characterized by pale to white down, enlarged abdomens, and occasionally brown wiry fluff on the dorsum of the neck that were generally weak. Affected broiler breeder flocks experienced egg production drops of 0% to 15% and hatchability drops of 1...
September 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950714/fowl-adenovirus-induced-diseases-and-strategies-for-their-control-a-review-on-the-current-global-situation
#16
Anna Schachner, Miguel Matos, Beatrice Grafl, Michael Hess
The stand-alone pathogenicity of fowl adenoviruses (FAdVs) had long been disputed, given the ubiquity of the viruses versus sporadic outbreaks, and variation between experimental studies. However, a globally emerging trend of FAdV-associated diseases has marked the past two decades, with hepatitis-hydropericardium syndrome mainly in Asia besides Arabian and Latin American countries, and geographically more disseminated outbreaks of inclusion body hepatitis. Finally, the appearance of FAdV-induced gizzard erosion (AGE) in Asia and Europe completed the range of diseases...
October 25, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938782/perch-use-by-broiler-breeders-and-its-implication-on-health-and-production
#17
S G Gebhardt-Henrich, M J Toscano, H Würbel
Broiler breeders are commonly kept without perches, although perching has been shown to be a high-priority behavior in laying hens. We studied whether broiler breeders used elevated perches of different lengths during the night and how access to perches affected health and production. Using the Ross 308 hybrid, pens offering 4 different perch spaces per bird (5, 10, 14, and 20 cm) in a cross-over design were compared with pens without perches. The number of birds on perches at midnight were recorded 7 times during production...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934313/characterization-of-pathogenic-enterococcus-cecorum-from-different-poultry-groups-broiler-chickens-layers-turkeys-and-waterfowl
#18
Beata Dolka, Dorota Chrobak-Chmiel, Michał Czopowicz, Piotr Szeleszczuk
Enterococcus cecorum (EC) is known as a commensal in the intestines of mammals and birds. However, it has been described as an emerging pathogen in poultry industry worldwide. The aim of this study was to analyze and compare EC isolated from clinical material collected from poultry groups with different production purposes. The genetic diversity among pathogenic EC in relation to each specific poultry type was examined. In total, 148 isolates from independent infection outbreaks (2011-2016) were used: 76 broiler chickens (CB), 37 broiler breeders (BB), 23 layers (CL), 7 waterfowl (W) and 5 turkey (T) flocks (1 isolate/1 flock)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895517/assessment-of-molecular-and-genetic-evolution-antigenicity-and-virulence-properties-during-the-persistence-of-the-infectious-bronchitis-virus-in-broiler-breeders
#19
Filipe Santos Fernando, Thaiane Coelho Kasmanas, Priscila Diniz Lopes, Maria de Fátima da Silva Montassier, Marcos Antônio Zanella Mores, Viviane Casagrande Mariguela, Caren Pavani, Romeu Moreira Dos Santos, Mário Sérgio Assayag, Helio José Montassier
The infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) causes a highly contagious disease [infectious bronchitis (IB)] that results in substantial economic losses to the poultry industry worldwide. We conducted a molecular and phylogenetic analysis of the S1 gene of Brazilian (BR) IBV isolates from a routinely vaccinated commercial flock of broiler breeders, obtained from clinical IB episodes that occurred in 24-, 46- and 62-week-old chickens. We also characterized the antigenicity, pathogenesis, tissue tropism and spreading of three IBV isolates by experimental infection of specific pathogen-free (SPF) chickens and contact sentinel birds...
October 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854741/zona-pellucida-protein-b2-messenger-ribonucleic-acid-expression-varies-with-follicular-development-and-granulosa-cell-location
#20
A P Benson, M N Malloy, J R Steed, V L Christensen, B D Fairchild, A J Davis
The freshly ovulated ovum in avian species is surrounded by a protein layer called the inner perivitelline layer (IPVL). The IPVL contains zona pellucida proteins and 6 distinct zona pellucida genes have been identified (ZPA, ZPB1, ZPB2, ZPC, ZPD and ZPX1) in the chicken. In the present research, the expression of the mRNA for ZPA, ZPB2, and ZPX1 was investigated in 2 lines of turkey hens selected for either increased egg production (E line) or increased body weight (F line). Theca and granulosa cell expression of the mRNA for ZPA and ZPB2 was also investigated in hierarchical and prehierarchical follicles from broiler breeder hens...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
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