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23rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2012

by 5m Editor
21 April 2012, at 12:00am

Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2012, held at the University of Sydney on 19 to 22 February 2012.

The conference was organised by the Poultry Research Foundation of the University of Sydney and the Australian Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association.

To view the individual papers, click on the title or on the link given at the end.

General Papers

Future Challenges in the Poultry Industry: Biological and Nutritional Response Limits
M. Sifri - ADM Alliance Nutrition, USA

Crossroads for Growth: Changing Commodity Markets Urge Poultry Industry to Change
N-D. Mulder - Rabobank, Europe

Free-range Compared with Conventional Poultry Production

Gastrointestinal Tract Development: Implications for Free-range and Conventional
B. Svihus – Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Nutritional Immunity: Possible Challenges in Free Range Production
B. Humphrey and E. Roura – University of Queensland, Australia

Influence of Whole Wheat Inclusion and Pellet Diameter on the Performance and Gizzard Development of Broilers
Y. Singh, D.V. Thomas, T.W. Webster, G. Ravindran and V. Ravindran – Massey University, New Zealand

The Effect of Insoluble Fibre and Intermittent Feeding on Gizzard Development, Gut Motility, and Performance in Broiler Chickens
A.Sacranie, B. Svihus, V. Denstadli, P.A. Iji and M. Choct – Nutreco, Spain

Comparison of Performance of Commercial Conventional and Free Range Broilers
T. Durali, P. Groves and A.J. Cowieson – University of Sydney, Australia

Does the Composition of Intestinal Microbiota Determine or Reflect Feed Conversion Efficiency?
J. Apajalahti, T. Rinttila and A.Kettunen – Alimetrics, Finland

Effect of Litter Material and Dietary Fibre on Gut Development, Gut Microflora and Performance in Broilers
R.A. Swick, S.B. Wu, L.L. Mikkelsen, R. McAlpine, K. Balding, V.A. Torok, P.A. Iji and R.J. Hughes – University of New England, Australia

Semduramicin and Nutritional Responses: The Effects of Protein Source and Concentration
K.W. Bafundo, H.M. Cervantes and G.M. Pesti – Phibro Animal Health Corp, USA

Exploiting the Calcium Specific Appetite of Broilers
S.J. Wilkinson, P.H. Selle, M.R. Bedford and A.J. Cowieson – University of Sydney, Australia

Small Scale Village Chicken Production in Timor-Leste: Importance, Production Characteristics and Major Constraints
E.A. Serrao, R. Copland, R.A.E. Pym, J. Henning and J. Meers – University of Queensland, Australia

Potential Feed Ingredients for Small Scale Poultry Production in Timor-Leste
E.A. Serrao, X. Li, R.A.E. Pym, J. Meers and W. Bryden – University of Queensland, Australia

Short Communication Session 1: Nutrition

Effect of Different Enzyme Preparations on in vitro Viscosity of Wheat
A.Wu, S. Song, M. Choct and R.A. Swick – University of New England, Australia

Assessing AME and Digestible Amino Acids of Different Soybean Meals by NIRS and Broiler Performance
Y.G. Lui, R.A. Swick and D. Creswell – Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore

Nutrient Digestibility of Sorghum and Wheat by Broilers: Effect of an Enzyme Cocktail
A.Sultan, A Alhassany, H. Mahat, S.O.M. Oramary, X. Li, D. Zhang and W.L. Bryden – University of Queensland, Australia

The Effect of Digesta Viscosity on Transit Times and Gut Motility in Broiler Chickens
A.Sacranie, B. Svihus and P.A. Iji – Nutreco, Spain

Use of Protease and Xylanase in Broiler Diets Containing Distillers’ Dried Grains with Solubles
M.R. Barekatain, M. Choct, C. Antipatis and P.A. Iji – University of New England, Australia

Betaine HCl Improves Carcass Yield in Broilers
D. Creswell– Creswell Nutrition, Australia

Phytase Supplementation of Sorghum-based Broiler Diets with Reduced Phosphorus Levels
P.H. Selle, D.J. Cadogan, D.C. Creswell, G.G. Partridge – University of Sydney, Australia

Probiotic Agents to Prevent Reproductive Tract Infections in Free-Range Hens
S.Shini, A. Shini and P. Blackall – University of Queensland, Australia

A Systematic Geometric Approach to the Prediction of Feed Enzyme Efficacy in Broilers
Y. Bao, L.F. Romero and A.J. Cowieson – University of Sydney, Australia

Prediction of in vivo Starch Digestibility Responses to Phytase Supplementation by in vitro Starch Hydrolysis
S.Y. Liu, P.H. Selle and A.J. Cowieson – University of Sydney, Australia

Further Improvement of the UNE Necrotic Enteritis Challenge Model in Broiler Chickens
S.B. Wu, N. Rodgers, R.J. Moore and M.S. Geier – University of New England, Australia

The Interactive Effects of Vitamin D, Phytase, Calcium, and Phosphorus in Broiler Performance and Skeletal Integrity
L.C. Browning, C. Antipatis and A.J. Cowieson – University of Sydney, Australia

The Effect of a Marine Calcium Source on Broiler Leg Integrity
E.J. Bradbury, S.J. Wilkinson, G.M. Cronin, C.L. Walk and A.J. Cowieson – University of Sydney, Australia

Effects of Drinking Water Acidification on Broiler Performance
J.Hayat and S. Srinongkote – Kemira Asia Pacific, Singapore

Interaction Between Grain Characteristics and Xylanase Supplementation in Wheat-based Diets for Broilers
A.Peron, P.H. Selle, A.J. Cowieson and D.J Cadogan – Danisco Animal Nutrition, Singapore

The Avian Taste System: An Update
E. Roura, M.W. Baldwin and K.C. Klasing – University of Queensland, Australia

Feed Additives: Mythbusters

Feed Additive Mythbusters: How Should We Feed Synthetic Amino Acids?
M.T. Kidd and P.B. Tillman – University of Arkansas, USA

Mythbusters - Enzymes in the Spotlight
M.R. Bedford and H.V. Masey O’Neill – AB Vista Feed Ingredients, UK

Modern Probiology - Direct Fed Microbials and the Avian Gut Microbiota
G.R. Siragusa – Danisco/Dupont, Wisconsin, USA

Effects of Protease Supplementation on Broiler Performance and in vitro Protein Digestibility
F. Yan, L. Garribay, J. Arce, C. Lopez-Coello, D. Camacho, P. Disbennet, M. Vazquez-Anon, M. Manangi, N. Odetallah and S. Carter – Novus International, USA

Influence of Pre-pelleting Inclusion of Whole Maize on Performance, Gizzard Weight and Energy Utilisation of Young Broilers
Y. Singh, T.W. Webster, S.V. Rama Rao, G. Ravindran, A.L. Molan and V. Ravindran – Massey University, New Zealand

Environmental Implications of Amino Acids in Broiler Feeds
M. Peisker – ADM Specialty Ingredients, The Netherlands

Cereal Type and Lipid Source Interactions in Broiler Diets
P. Tancharoenrat, F. Zaefarian, G. Ravindran, A.L. Molan and V. Ravindran – Massey University, New Zealand

The Use of High Efficiency Juncea Canola Meal and Full Fat Juncea Canola Meal in Broiler Feeding
S.B. Neoh, D. Creswell and L.E. Ng – Soon Soon Oilmills, Malaysia

Poultry and Veterinary Science Associations Global Addresses

Enhancing Poultry Production: The World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) and Australia to Present and Toward 2020
T.J. Bagust – Global President, University of Melbourne, Australia

WPSA: 100 Years of Service to the Worldwide Poultry Industry
R.A.E. Pym – Global President, University of Queensland, Australia

Short Communication Session 2: Health and Welfare

The Relationship Between Pre-laying Activity and Corticosterone Concentrations, and the Interpretation for Laying Hen Welfare
G.M. Cronin, J.L. Barnett, T.H. Storey, P.C. Thomson and P.H. Hemsworth – University of Sydney, Australia

Serum Antibody Responses Following Salmonella Vaccination and Challenge with Salmonella Typhimurium
S.M. Sharpe, J.M. Cox and P.J. Groves – Birling Avian Laboratories, Australia

Effect of Salmonella Vaccines in Commercial Layer Chickens against Various Salmonella Serovars
S.M. Sharpe, J.M. Cox, P.J. Groves - Birling Avian Laboratories, Australia

Oviposition Feeding Compared to Normal Feeding: Effect on Performance and Egg Shell Quality
J. de los Mozos, A. Gutierrez del Alamo, T. van Gerwe, A. Sacranie and P. Perez de Ayala – Nutreco, Spain

Determination of the Virulence and Pathogenicity of Australia Fowl Adenovirus Field Strains in Chickens at Two Different Ages
P.A. Steer, A.H. Noormohammadi, P. Scott, and G. Browning – University of Melbourne, Australia

Serological Survey of Erysipelothrox Rhusiopathiae Exposure in New Zealand Poultry
A. Kurian, E. Neumann, W. Hall and D. Marks – Massey University, New Zealand

Effects of Blood Samples Mishandling on ELISA Test Results for Infectious Bronchitis Virus, Avian Encephalomyelitis Virus and Chicken Anaemia Virus
A. Kurian, E. Neumann, W. Hall and D. Marks – Massey University, New Zealand

Role of Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of Fatty Liver Haemorrhagic Syndrome in Laying Hens
A. Shini, S. Shini, L.J. Filippich, S.T. Anderson and W.L. Bryden – University of Queensland, Australia

Effect of Age on Fertility in the Japanese Quail (Coturnix Japonica)
U. Farooq, I.A. Malecki, A. Etherington and J. Greeff – University of Western Australia, Australia

The Quality of the Pekin Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos Domestica) Ejaculates
S. Cho, I.A. Maleki and G. Fraser – University of Western Australia, Australia

Meat-Comparison of the Welfare of Laying Hens in Conventional Cages and Alternative Systems
R. Freire and A. Cowling – Charles Sturt University, Australia

Prevalence of Mycoplasma Synoviae in Eggs from Laying Hens Using ELISA
V.C. Gole, K.K. Chousalkar, J.Lievaart and J.R. Roberts – Charles Stuart University, Australia

Identification and Characterisation of Flock Performance Issues in Laying Hens Using Logic Software
S. Ramirez and H.J. Ramirez – Fractal Solutions, Australia

Hot Topic 1 - Laying Hens: Current Issues and Opportunities

Major Strategies and Challenges Within AECL
J. Kellaway – Australian Egg Corporation Limited, Australia

New Concepts in Layer Nutrition
M.A. Elliot – A & E Nutrition Services, USA

Case Report: Adverse Reactions Following Parenteral Administration of Live Stenuated Salmonella Vaccine in a Strain of Layer Chickens
P.J. Groves and S.M. Sharpe – University of Sydney, Australia

Recovery of Enterobacteriaceae from Shell Surface and Shell in Early, Mid and Late Lay
K.K. Chousalkar and J.R. Roberts – University of Adelaide, Australia

Comparison of Omega-3 Levels in Two Strains of Broilers and Layers fed High Alpha Linolenic Acid Diets
L.R. Kartikasari, M.S. Geier, R.J. Hughes, S.E.P. Bastian, M. Makrides and R.A. Gibson - SARDI, Australia

Egg Quality and Food Safety of Table Eggs: Egg Quality and Age of Flock – A Horizontal Study
J.R. Roberts and K.K. Chousalkar – University of New England, Australia

Egg Quality and Food Safety of Table Eggs: Egg Quality and Age of Flock – A Longitudinal Study
S. Samiullah, J.R. Roberts and K.K. Chousalkar – University of New England, Australia

Hot Topic 2 - Retailer Pressure and Global Commodity Markets - A Ticking Time Bomb?

Effects of Retailer Pressure on the Efficiency of Agricultural Industries
I.J. Lean – SBScribus, Australia

Evaluation of New High Yielding Triticale Cultivars for Increased Broiler Production
A.M. Tredrea, R.J. Hughes, S. Diffey, M.S. Geier, J.L. Black, J. Roake and R. Trethowan – University of Sydney, Australia

The Role of Gastrointestinal Tract Microbiota in Chicken Productivity
D. Stanley, M.S. Geier, R.J. Hughes and R.J. Moore – CSIRO, Australia

Responsiveness of Sorghum and Triticale Grains to Separate Blends of Xylanase and Phytase Enzyme Products
R.J. Hughes, M.S. Geier, J.L. Black, A.M. Tredrea and S. Diffey – SARDI, Australia

Electronic Posters

Australian Wheats: Degradability and Enzyme Response
Y.G. Liu, C. Gady and P. Dalibard – Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore

Microbial Phytase Influences Kinetics of Starch-protein Digestion in Broiler Chickens
S.Y. Liu, P.H. Selle, A. Peron, D.J. Cadogan, R.J Gill and A.J. Cowieson – University of Sydney, Australia

Maximising the Energy Value of Cassava Products in Diets for Broiler Chickens
M.M. Bhuiyan, L.F. Romero and P.A. Iji – University of New England, Australia

Energy Utilisation and Growth Responses of Broiler Chickens on Vegetable Protein Diets
M.A. Hossain, A.F. Islam and P.A. Iji – University of New England, Australia

Comparing a Thermotolerant Xylanase with a Multi-enzyme Blend in Wheat-based Broiler Diets
H.V. Masey O’Neill, M.R. Bedford, H. Graham and A. Kumar – AB Vista UK

Oviposition Feeding: Effect of Reduced Energy and Protein Levels on Performance of Laying Hens
J. de los Mozos, A. Gutierrez del Alamo, T. van Gerwe, A. Sacranie and P. Perez de Ayala – Nutreco, Spain

Effect of Multi-NSP Enzymes and Phytase Combination on Growth Performance of Broiler Chickens Fed with Different Quality Grades of Ingredients
C.G. Olnood and Y.G. Liu – Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore

Effect of Different Concentrations of Lysine and Methionine on Performance of White Leghorn layers Feed Diets with Sub-optimal Concentrations of Protein
S.V.Rama Rao, M.V.L.N. Raju, T. Srilatha and A.K. Panda – Project Directorate on Poultry, India

Multisubstrate Enzyme Improves the Apparent Metabolisable Energy (AME) of Broiler Diets
B.L. Vasanthakumar, K.V. Chandrasekar, L-B. Goh – Kemin Agrifoods Asia, Singapore

Improved Broiler Performance Following the Early Administration of Protein Fractions Extracted from Meat and Bone Meal
W.I. Muir, G.W. Lynch and P. Williamson – University of Sydney, Australia

Evaluating the Efficiency of a Prebiotic (Aspergillus Meal) on Broiler Performance
A.Chegeni – Razi University, Iran

The Effect of a Synbiotic - A Cocktail of Pre- and Probiotic on Broiler Performance and Litter Quality
A.Chegeni – Razi University, Iran

Betaine as an Osmolyte
A. Phillip – Phillip Associates, Australia

Enhancing Egg Production Performance in Commercial Pheasants using Photoperiod
I.A. Malecki and K.O’Bryan – University of Western Australia, Australia

Nutritional Strategies to Alleviate Poor Growth Performance of Commercial Ducks Under High Temperature
J. Downing – University of Sydney, Australia

Effect of a Protected Combination of Sodium Butyrate and Essential Oils (Natesse) on Broiler Performance and Jejunum Epithelium Development
J.J. Mallo, P. Honrubia, M. Puyalto and M. Cortyl – Norel S.A., Spain

Further Reading

- You can view the full proceedings by clicking here.

April 2012