Animal Production Science, Volume 53, Number 12, 2013
Toward the end of last year Poultry CRC was extremely grateful to be able to showcase the research relating to our three program areas (health and welfare, nutrition and environment, and food safety and quality) in a special edition of Animal Production Science. It was a rare chance to demonstrate the breadth and depth of our research work in a single, uniﬁed publication.
This special edition of Animal Production Science examined a diverse range of Poultry CRC research, from the impact close human interaction has on reducing avoidance behaviour in caged laying hens, to how quantitative molecular assays may evaluate changes in broiler gut microbiota linked with diet and performance. The papers in this edition showcase our program areas, which are the touchstones of our focus on production from inception to farm gate. We hope that these papers will add to your knowledge base, and that you will keep in touch with us as more of our research projects reach fruition.
Links to full-text pdfs at CSIRO publishing:
- Natural plant extracts and prebiotic compounds as alternatives to antibiotics in broiler chicken diets in a necrotic enteritis challenge model (J. K. Vidanarachchi, L. L. Mikkelsen, C. C. Constantinoiu, M. Choct and P. A. Iji)
- Quantitative molecular assays for evaluating changes in broiler gut microbiota linked with diet and performance (V. A. Torok, C. Dyson, A. McKay and K. Ophel-Keller)
- Identiﬁcation of differential duodenal gene expression levels and microbiota abundance correlated with differences in energy utilisation in chickens (B. M. Konsak, D. Stanley, V. R. Haring, M. S. Geier, R. J. Hughes, G. S. Howarth, T. M. Crowley and R. J. Moore)
- Close human presence reduces avoidance behaviour in commercial caged laying hens to an approaching human (L. E. Edwards, G. J. Coleman and P. H. Hemsworth)
- Examining the usefulness of a Y-maze choice method to measure the preferences of laying hens (N. A. Arnold and P. H. Hemsworth)
- Egg quality and age of laying hens: implications for product safety (J. R. Roberts, Kapil Chousalkar and Samiullah)
- The potential for probiotics to prevent reproductive tract lesions in free-range laying hens (S. Shini, A. Shini and P. J. Blackall)
- Odour, dust and non-methane volatile organic-compound emissions from tunnel-ventilated layer-chicken sheds: a case study of two farms (M. Dunlop, Z. D. Ristovski, E. Gallagher, G. Parcsi, R. L. Modini, V. Agranovski and R. M. Stuetz)