Gizzard inflammation in commercial broiler chickens and slaughter turkeys.

The main objective of the project is to acquire new knowledge about a health problem preliminarily designated gizzard inflammation in commercial broiler chickens and slaughter turkeys.

The sub-goals of the project are to: 

  • describe the pathology, age pattern and variability of gizzard inflammation (GI)
  • compare GI in broiler chickens and slaughter turkeys
  • describe the relationship between potentially causative factors and GI, and generate hypotheses on the etiology of GI
  • describe the relationship between necrotic enteritis and GI
  • describe the relationship between foot health (as an indicator of bird welfare) and GI
  • describe the relationship between gizzard function and GI
  • describe the relationship between GI and productivity
  • investigate if gizzards from birds that die or are killed during the rearing period is a useful indicator of GI occurrence in slaughter turkeys
  • establish a quantitative assay for gizzerosine in feeds
  • To achieve these goals is a field survey and two experimental studies were conducted

Research partners: 

  • Nofima Mat
  • Universitetet for miljø og biovitenskap (fram til 2007)
  • Biosonda, Chile
  • Norsk fjørfenæring

Forskninginformasjon

Start
2006-01-01
Slutt
2011-12-31
Prosjektnummer
NFR 173367
Status
Ferdig
Finansiering
NFR Prosjekter
Forskningsområder
Fôrtrygghet, Mykotoksiner, Patologi

Forskere

Magne Kaldhusdal

Seniorforskar
Mobilnr: +47 95886653
E-post: magne.kaldhusdal@vetinst.no

Gunnar Sundstøl Eriksen

Forsker
Mobilnr: +47 93808479
E-post: gunnar.eriksen@vetinst.no

Silvio Uhlig

Seksjonsleder/Seniorforsker
Mobilnr: +47 47414232
E-post: silvio.uhlig@vetinst.no

Øyvor Kolbjørnsen


Mobilnr: +47 91684737
E-post: oyvor.kolbjornsen@vetinst.no

Helene Wisløff

Forsker
Mobilnr: +47 95949246
E-post: helene.wisloff@vetinst.no

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