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  Document AGEC-1067 What Consumers Need to Know about the Use of Antibiotics in Food Animal Production

By Cheryl DeVuyst and Eric DeVuyst.  This fact sheet provides answers to common questions regarding the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. The focus is on why antibiotics are used in meat animal production and the potential to contribute to antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in humans.

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  Document AGEC-202 Broiler Production: Considerations for Potential Growers

By Damona Doye, Brian Freking, Josh Payne, and Shannon Ferrell. This fact sheet discusses factors which someone evaluating broiler production as an alternative and/or complementary farm enterprise should consider, such as the availability of an integrator, waste management, and environmental considerations. Revised May 2017.

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  Document ANSI-8202 Backyard Flock Production

By Dana Zook and Josh Payne. This fact sheet discusses all aspects of raising your own chickens.

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  Document ANSI-8218 Mortality Management Options During an Avian Influenza Outbreak

By Josh Payne. The avian influenza virus may still be present within the carcass, litter, feed or eggs and could be spread by insects, rodents, predators and subsurface or aboveground water movement, as well as through direct contact with other birds, leading to increased disease transmission risks. For these reasons, proper mortality management practices must be implemented immediately following a disease outbreak. Strict biosecurity measures must be followed to prevent disease transmission from human activity. This fact sheet discusses options.

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  Document ANSI-8219 Proper Disposal of Routine and Catastrophic Livestock and Poultry Mortality

By Josh Payne. This fact sheet gives descriptive information on how to properly dispose of dead animal carcasses. Revised April 2010

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  Document ANSI-8301 Small Flock Biosecurity for Prevention of Avian Influenza

By Dana Zook and Josh Payne. By practicing good bird management and adhering to proper biosecurity guidelines, producers can reduce the chances of an infectious disease being passed into poultry flocks by people, other birds, mammals, equipment or vehicles.

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  Document BAE-1407 Poultry Ventilation Fan Maintenance and Energy Savings

By R. Scott Fraizer. This Fact Sheet discusses proper maintenance of poultry ventilation fans to increase energy savings.

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  Document Document EPP-7001 Common Ticks of Oklahoma and Tick-Borne Diseases

By Justin Talley, Deborah Jaworski, Bruce Nodenm Katherine Kocan, and Susan Little. This fact sheet describes the life cycles, types, and various diseases caused by the ticks of Oklahoma. Revised June 2014.

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  Document NREM-5037 Application of Poultry Litter to Pine Forests

By Marley Beem, Donald Turton, Charles Barden, and Steven Anderson. This fact sheet contains results and conclusions of a study done on applying poultry litter to pine forests.  Reviewed September 2016.

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  Document PSS-2268 Alternative Poultry Litter Storage Technique for Improved Handling, Transport, and Application: The "Mass Reduction System"

By Chad Penn, Jeff Vitale, Josh Payne, Jason Warren, and Hailin Zhang. This fact sheet discusses alternative methods for storing and handling poultry litter. Reviewed January 2015.

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