Why Paw Quality Matters

Extension Professor, Tom Tabler, PhD, from Mississippi State recently provided some great insight on the importance of paw quality and how it affects broiler health and performance. In his article on Poultry Health Today, Tabler commented about the role bedding plays, stating that “there was a time when new bedding was thought to be ideal, but that no longer appears to be the case. In fact, a total cleanout and new bedding often yield poor-quality paws for the first two to three flocks.” He went on to detail the three most important management tasks to prevent paw lesions, which included maintaining ideal relative humidity levels, managing drinker lines and maintaining a litter pH by using an acidifying agent.

Learn about these and other great insights by reading the full article here.