Dra. Maria Soriano - 28/04/2020Main challenges in duck production
Ducks are well known for being relatively resistant to diseases. There are no established vaccination plans for this species. They are considered potential carriers of infectious diseases from other birds and, therefore, farms are often isolated...
Dr. Marco A. HernĂˇndez - 6/04/2020Evolution of cages and facilities for laying hens
From the time of the Romans, a greater amount of information was generated about the breeding of birds; being hens and geese the main birds raised by the Romans in small farms. Chicken meat was highly appreciated by that culture, something we can...
Dr. Marco A. HernĂˇndez - 10/03/2020Poultry house disinfection
Poultry farming involves a variety of risks associated with the environment and constant exposure to various contaminants: viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and dust, which affect weight gain and increase mortality. This is why poultry house...
Dr. Marco A. HernĂˇndez - 3/03/2020Cages and facilities for laying hens today
One of the most important parts within the poultry facilities are the place where the birds will be kept, in this case we refer to the cages. The welfare of laying birds improves when those in charge of their management adhere to the following:...
Dra. Maria Soriano - 5/02/2020Dirty eggs: causes and solutions
Dirty eggs and broken eggs are the main causes for egg rejection. In breeding hens, the percentage of dirty eggs should not exceed 1-2%. The objective is to reduce the percentage of dirty eggs to the minimum, to be able to discard this type of eggs...
Dra. Maria Soriano - 17/01/2020Rearing pullets: handling and main challenges
The growing and rearing stages of the laying hen are basic to allow the animal express its maximum genetic potential in the productive phase, in order to achieve a proper production curve with high and persistent peak.