As with any other species, the main objective when handling poultry is ensuring both the handler and the bird come away unharmed and relatively unstressed. The diversity among poultry species may require changes to ho More...
This bulletin is the first in a series on animal welfare assurance and audit programs. Three Purdue University researchers discuss the foundation of animal welfare, ways to assure livestock and poultry welfare, nation More...
The use of antimicrobials (substances that kill or inhibit microorganisms) in food animal production is one of the more controversial agricultural practices in the United States. The author of this 4-page PDF publication More... Free Download
The publication discusses rodents and poultry diseases, conducting rodent inspections, rat and mouse facts, rodent control in poultry operations, and a how-to guide for using baits and bait containers in poultry faciliti More... Free Download
Mycotoxins in corn and other grains can reduce performance in both ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats) and non-ruminants (swine, poultry) and can have detrimental effects on both finishing animals and reproducing males and More... Free Download
There is growing concern over a possible link between MRSA (methicillin resistant
Staphylococcus aureus) and livestock production. This publication answers several of the most common questions surrounding this issue.
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This fact sheet contains a list of resources; for example, if you are interested in knowing how to initiate steps to quarantine the infect area and contain the spread of disease, then the contact list says to contact Ind More... Free Download
The desire to begin raising poultry must be carefully considered before the first purchase. This publication details information about Housing Birds, Placing Birds, and Water and Feed. More... Free Download
Animal identification is the basis for keeping accurate production records of the herd/flock. This publication provides information about numbering systems and identification methods such as ear tagging, freeze branding, More... Free Download
Composting of dead poultry is a natural process where beneficial bacteria and fungi convert organic material into a useful end product called compost. If properly done, no offensive odor is created from the process, an More... Free Download
Poultry slaughtering and processing plants typically process 20,000 or more birds per day. The shackling, killing, scalding, and picking areas of the plant emit airborne microorganisms, moisture, and dust. These contamin More... Free Download
Proper handling, storage, and application of manure from poultry operations will protect Indiana's water resources. It can also increase profits of bird and crop enterprises. Here we bring together information about More... Free Download
Discover the value and purpose of bantams, and their characteristics, breeds, and varieties. Learn how to get started raising bantams, secure breeding stock, select and mate bantams, incubate and rear their young, feed a More...