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Monday, August 10, 2015
New health and welfare website available for layer industry
A website designed to assist egg farmers in identifying and eliminating performance barriers, preventing mortalities, and helping sustain and improve production yields has been launched by Australia's Barnhealth.
The free to access DTECT- laying hens is a web-based tool that helps in learning how to identify issues that affect flock performance in only a few steps.
The technology was developed via a collaborative project between the Australian Egg Corporation, international veterinarians, scientists, and nutritionists. It has been further developed with the assistance of egg producers through cases studies and user feedback.
Users can view and download a manual from the site to help them make necessary observations and measurements to use the identification system effectively. They can also access a library with the details of over 160 disorders and information on the impact they could have on their business
In addition to the website, Barnhealth is offering information sharing on flock disorders, nutrition and management via its Twitter and Facebook accounts.