Discussions included topics on transboundary animal disease threats to U.S. agriculture, U.S.-border agriculture inspections, wildlife/vector/livestock dynamics and workforce development needs.
Accuracy of breeding value estimates may be higher using crossbred instead of purebred data, especially when genetic correlation is low.
Carbon dioxide and vacuum treatments could be alternatives for euthanizing day-of-hatch chicks humanely and quickly on commercial scale.
Next steps will be to test customized probiotics on poultry farms.
Results may guide future research in improving air quality and biosecurity of poultry housing.
With gossypol no longer a deterrent, protein-rich cottonseed has potential use in human food plus aquaculture and poultry feeds.
Scientists to examine how stress experiences affect development of brain processes linked to appetite in birds.