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TRANSIT RELATED MORTALITY IN CHICKS

Many of the challenges be-devilling the Nigeria poultry industry e.g. poor quality of chicks by some hatcheries, substandard drugs, break in vaccine cold chain, high level of toxins in feed materials and finished feeds, poor regulation etc., ...

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRECISION IN POULTRY PRODUCTION

Poultry production is a science and must be practiced as such if the desired result in terms of performance and profitability is to be gotten. Expression of full genetic potentials by a flock is not something that happens by chance or luck. A ...

HEAT STRESS AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN POULTRY PRODUCTION ( Part 2)

A broiler panting Heat stress is a serious problem in the tropics especially in heavy breed of birds like broilers. Birds are susceptible to heat because they lack sweet gland and their body temperature maintenance mechanisms are only efficient ...

MECHANISM OF HEAT LOSS AND HEAT GAIN BY A BIRD (Part 1)

Generally speaking, birds are homeothermic i.e. they possess the ability to maintain a uniform internal temperature under varying environmental conditions. However birds’ homeothermic ability becomes inefficient at extremes of temperature because ...

AGRIKHUB FARMERS’ TRAINING

Get Trained and Get Empowered by Professionals with years of field experience. Do you know you can make so much profit from poultry farming? Do you know you can be an employer of labour and be your own boss? Do you know you can retire to a life ...

All you need to know about Noilers

Kuroiler chicken breed (also called Noiler) is a hybrid chicken produced after successfully crossing a male broiler with an exotic pullet. This particular breed of chicken is considered to be dual-purpose (egg and meat chicken breed). Noilers ...

CAUSES OF EARLY CHICKS MORTALITY IN POULTRY – PART 2

DISEASES Disease agents are the most contributors to early chick mortality. Some of these agents are imported from the hatchery along with the chicks. As a matter of fact, no hatchery in Nigeria produces a 100% disease free chick hence the need ...

CAUSES OF EARLY CHICKS MORTALITY IN POULTRY – PART 1

Chicks are very fragile during the first few weeks of their life, so sound management is very vital to keep flock healthy. It should be noted that no matter the quality of the chicks supplied/procured and the soundness of management, mortality ...

MYCOTOXICOSES IN POULTRY

Mycotoxicosis refers to a group of diseases caused by the effects of toxins produced by fungi/moulds. The major means of flock exposure to mycotoxin is feed but birds can also be exposed to toxins through contaminated litter material. Climates with ...

OPTIMIZING FEED CONVERTION RATIO IN BROILER PRODUCTION

Optimal conversion of feed fed to broilers is very important as it dictates to a very great extent the profitability of broiler production. This is largely due to the fact that feeding constitutes about 60-70% of the total cost of production. Feed ...

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