To be able to produce a sufficient supply of animals, a key stage that producers should turn their attention to is young animals. The early stage of production is likely to be the most affected by stress and diseases as this is when the animals are most vulnerable. High mortality and poor performance at this stage can be attributed to trauma, starvation, scouring and respiratory disease in swine while malabsorption, diarrhea, necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis are the main culprits in poultry.
Seven day weights are a performance measure that is widely used in the broiler industry. They are important because they are correlated with ultimate performance of a flock of birds. At seven days we expect broilers to have a developing GIT, a healthy gut microflora and a well calcified skeleton.
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