257 ToolsChecklists – Richtlijn Veterinair handelen bij vleeskuikens rondom de opzet en in de eerste levensweek op het vleeskuikenbedrijf by Koninklijke Nederlandse Maatschappij voor DiergenClick here for resource
In Significant Impact Groups:
Housing and welfare \
Species targeted: Broilers ;Poultry;
Where to find the original material:
This directive was produced for Dutch poultry veterinarians to provide guidance in veterinary practice concerning the start-up of and management in the first week of live of broiler chicks. Apart from the procedures to follow in prescribing antibiotic treatments the directive provides a vast amount of practical tips and norms for managing and monitoring the optimal start-up of broiler chicks. For example, regarding optimal climate, lighting scheme, water management, feed and supportive measures such as advice on pre- and probiotics, vitamins and minerals, organic acids and fytobiotics. So while this guide is directed to veterinarians and offers a lot of veterinary medicinal information regarding the risk for illness and pathogens and its treatment in the early life of broilers, it can also be an interesting information source for broilers farmers keen on finding insights to improve their start-up management.