Volailles

Aujourd’hui, Zootests propose une large gamme de dispositifs expérimentaux couvrant la plupart des productions de volailles (reproducteurs, pondeuses, poulets de chair, canards, dindes).
Les dispositifs expérimentaux Zootests sont originaux et complets: ils possèdent la même puissance statistique que l’expérimentation "STATION" et la même ambiance (température, humidité, ammoniac, luminosité) et pression sanitaire qu’un bâtiment de production "standard".

Tous les protocoles présentés ci-après sont à titre indicatif, ils sont bien entendu modulables en fonction des attentes des différents clients.

Hen protocol

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Experimental facility

Experimental facility
  • Partner farm
  • Manual feeding
  • Several treatments comparison
    • 16 repetition of 20 hens per batch
    • Facility as statistically powerful as an experimental farm

Data collection

Data collection
  • Mortality
  • Egg number
  • Egg weight
  • Body weight
  • Feed consumption and food efficiency
  • Blood sample
  • Egg quality: color, shell stiffness, fracture force, internal quality
  • Feathering score

Broiler protocol

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Experimental facility

Experimental facility
  • Small parks (2.5m²/cage) in farm building
  • Manual feeding
  • Specific water line for test
  • until 40 parks in the same building

Data collection

Data collection
  • Mortality
  • Body weight
  • Feed consumption and feed efficiency
  • Pododermatitis evaluation
  • Bone stiffness
  • Bone composition
  • Blood sample
  • Carcass performance
  • Meat quality
  • Litter quality
  • Prostration

Layer protocol

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Cage facility

Experimental facility

Experimental facility
  • Layer farm building
  • Manual feeding
  • Experimental feeding comparison
  • 15 repetitions of 24 hens per batch
Floor facility

Experimental facility

Experimental facility
  • Layer farm building
  • 8 to 16 repetitions
  • Water system and individual feeding per park
Hatching eggs production

Data collection

Data collection
  • Hatching eggs number
  • Egg weight
  • Egg quality
  • Mortality
  • Feed consumption and feeding efficiency
  • Body weight
  • Semen quality (in case of artificial insemination)
Hatching test

Data collection

Data collection
  • Fertility rate
  • Hatching rate
  • Embryonic mortality
Chick start

Data collection

Data collection
  • 400 chicks per treatment in 8 parks/batch
  • Data collection:
    • Mortality day 7
    • Day 0 weight
    • Day 7 weight

Turkey protocol

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Experimental facility

Experimental facility
  • Experimentation in partner farm
  • 3 possible types:
    • Food
    • Water
    • Genetic
  • Until 24 park per test
  • Until 20 turkey per park
  • Manual feeding

Data collection

Data collection
  • Body weight
  • Feed consumption
  • Mortality
  • Blood sample
  • Litter measurement:
    • Quality notation
    • Sampling
  • Cutting up
    • Performance
    • Meat failing

Pullet protocol

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Experimental facility

Experimental facility
  • Manual feeding
  • Several treatments comparison:
    • 16 repetitions of 20 chicks per batch
    • Facility as statistically powerful as an experimental farm

Data collection

Data collection
  • Mortality
  • Body weight and feed ratio
  • Feed consumption and food efficiency
  • Blood sample
  • Bone stiffness
  • Bone composition

Duck protocol

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Experimental facility

Experimental facility
  • Small park (2.5m²/cage) in partner farm
  • Manual feeding
  • Specific water line
  • Until 40 park in the same farm building (10 repetition / batch * 4 treatments)

Data collection

Data collection
  • Mortality
  • Body weight
  • Feed consumption
  • Blood sample
  • Bone quality
  • carcass performance
  • Litter quality
  • Meat quality