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Pelleted feed, photo by John Boney
Feeding Pellets for Broiler Performance Improvements - Articles Articles
Feeding pelleted diets improves broiler production efficiency through increased feed intake and live weight gain as well as improved feed conversion ratio. More
Litter beetles can be found in loose litter throughout the house. Photo Credit: commons.wikimedia.org
Lesser Mealworm Beetles in Poultry and Game Bird Facilities - Articles Articles
Litter beetles, also called darkling beetles, lesser mealworms, or black beetles, can be a serious pest. More
Poultry Respiratory Diseases and Issues in Pennsylvania
Poultry Respiratory Diseases and Issues in Pennsylvania - Workshops Workshops
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
Poultry Economics and Market Trends
Poultry Economics and Market Trends - Workshops Workshops
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns
Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns - Articles Articles

Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns

乐动体育注册 Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Effective natural ventilation of a greenhouse barn uses properly positioned openings with unobstructed air flow inside the building. More
Northeast Hatchery Conference
Northeast Hatchery Conference - Conferences Conferences
Poultry hatchery managers, supervisors, and team members are invited to attend this conference. More
Understanding Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Understanding Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - Videos Video Series
This short video series helps backyard and small flock poultry owners understand Understanding Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), its symptoms, and how it is spread. More
Mash feed, photo by E. Hines
Safe Feed, Safe Pork and Poultry - FSMA and Feed - Articles Articles
As a livestock producer, you may be unfamiliar with the processes involved in complete feed manufacturing. To start this conversation, let's first understand the FSMA and what it means for your feed mill to be in compliance with the FDA. More
Check Your Feed Supply! Check Your Feed Supply! - News

Check Your Feed Supply!

05/10/2019

Cargill feed recalled due to high aflatoxin levels More
"Week Old Chicks" by Jack Berry
Respiratory Diseases in Small Poultry Flocks - Videos Video Series

Respiratory Diseases in Small Poultry Flocks

Eva Wallner-Pendleton, DVM, MS, ACPV, Emily Lhamon, Corissa Steimling

Poultry respiratory symptoms have many potential causes with some more serious than others. More
Bed Bugs in Poultry Facilities: Identification, Scouting, and Control Options
Bed Bugs in Poultry Facilities: Identification, Scouting, and Control Options - Articles Articles
This brief article provides information about bed bugs, such as identification, life cycle, impacts on the industry, control methods, and a comparison of ticks, poultry mites, and bed bugs. More
Pictures courtesy of Dr. S. Davison. New Bolton Center, PA.
Avian Coryza - Articles Articles

Avian Coryza

Gino Lorenzoni

Avian Coryza is an emerging poultry respiratory disease in some regions of the United States. Severe facial edema is probably the most notorious clinical sign which couples with a sharp decrease in egg production in laying hens. More
Detecting Ammonia in Poultry Housing Using Inexpensive Instruments
Detecting Ammonia in Poultry Housing Using Inexpensive Instruments - Articles Articles
If humans can smell ammonia, that means it's over the recommended levels. Use simple instruments to measure ammonia before it reaches significant levels. More
Ventilation Modeling of Animal Housing and Observations
Ventilation Modeling of Animal Housing and Observations - Workshops Workshops
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
A Year in Review: Observations of Pennsylvania Poultry Health
A Year in Review: Observations of Pennsylvania Poultry Health - Workshops Workshops
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
Pulsed UV Light for Poultry Meat and Liquid Egg Processing and Sanitation
Pulsed UV Light for Poultry Meat and Liquid Egg Processing and Sanitation - Workshops Workshops
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
Small-Scale Poultry Production and Processing Workshop
Small-Scale Poultry Production and Processing Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Small-scale poultry producers and processors are invited to join us for this informative workshop. More
Modern poultry barns often have two, and sometimes three, sets of fresh air ventilation inlets that are specialized for conditions ranging from cold, to mild and hot weather. [image source: Eileen Fabian]
Key Aspects of Inlets for Mechanical Ventilation of Poultry Housing - Articles Articles

Key Aspects of Inlets for Mechanical Ventilation of Poultry Housing

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D., Gino Lorenzoni

Inlets are perhaps the most important part of the ventilation system for maintaining uniformly comfortable and healthy conditions around the poultry house. More
Corn field, photo by Elizabeth Hines
Mycotoxins and Their Effect on Poultry and Swine Production - Articles Articles

Mycotoxins and Their Effect on Poultry and Swine Production

乐动体育注册 Elizabeth Hines, Gino Lorenzoni

Feed grains contaminated by mycotoxins hurt feed quality and are detrimental to production in poultry and swine. Some key mycotoxins can induce differential impacts on poultry and swine production performance. More
Cell-culture Technology and Potential Impacts on Livestock Production
Cell-culture Technology and Potential Impacts on Livestock Production - News News
Cell-culture based production of meat is expanding in the food industry. Understand the potential impacts to your herd to prepare for this new frontier in meat production. More
photo: AAAP
Marek's Disease in Chickens - Articles Articles

Marek's Disease in Chickens

Eva Wallner-Pendleton, DVM, MS, ACPV, Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS

Marek’s Disease is by far one of the most common illnesses in small flocks and not treatable once the clinical signs have begun. Yet, it is one of the most preventable illnesses using vaccination. More
Hand-held instruments are used to document conditions and performance of environment in animal facilities [source: E. Fabian]
Evaluating Air Quality in Livestock Housing Environments - Articles Articles
This publication focuses on important aspects of evaluating and troubleshooting farm animal housing environment and ventilation system performance. More
photo credit: Greg Martin
National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Biosecurity Planning - Articles Articles

National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Biosecurity Planning

乐动体育注册 Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS

A formal plan for biosecurity is being directed by USDA/NPIP that will eventually lead to audits for those farms participating in this program. A NPIP biosecurity plan would augment a farm's overall HPAI control program. More
Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing
Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing - Articles Articles

Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Information on ventilation systems available at Penn State. More
Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide
Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide - Articles Articles

Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide

Dan Hofstetter, Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D., Michael Pate, Ph.D.

Gas monitoring is always recommended when working around toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide. Fortunately, affordable portable personal gas monitors are available for on-farm use. More
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