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PLT® Can Reduce Losses from Downgraded Paws

Chicken paws are a lucrative commodity and every downgraded paw due to lesions decreases revenue. Paws also serve as an indicator of animal welfare during audits and can be a direct indicator of bird performance.

Moisture Plays Key Role in Downgraded Paws

Ammonia in the gas phase does not seem to be sufficiently irritating to the skin of the feet. Ammonia in the wet areas of litter is corrosive to skin.

PLT is a dry, granular acid that neutralizes ammonia on the litter’s surface. It is hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs moisture from the air and litter to activate, and does not introduce moisture in to the litter like other litter amendments.

The 3 Keys To Preventing Paw Lesions

Ventilation

Ventilate poultry houses for relative humidity

Drinkers

Manage drinkers to prevent leaks

PLT - Poultry Litter Treatment

Litter Treatment

Acidify the litter surface to neutralize ammonia

Greater Paw Profit with PLT

In a controlled trial completed at Colorado Quality Research, the footpads of birds raised on untreated litter, PLT and Al+Clear were compared at processing. Of the birds raised on PLT, 68% had no paw lesions compared to 48% of the Al+Clear (20% less) and only 10% of the control (58% less).

How much revenue would you gain with 20% more Grade A paws?

Birds raised on PLT have better paw quality –

68% had no lesions (score of 0)

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