minimal disease breeding geese
The production system of minimal disease breeding geese
Chih-Chang Hsiao, Min-Jung Lin, Kuo-Chin Wu, Shuen-Rong Lee, and Yu-Shine Jea
The purpose of this study was to set up the hygiene controlled system and eliminating pathogenic viruses, and then to improve the quality of egg and gosling production of minimal disease breeding goose in an environmentally controlled goose house. Goslings within 35 day old were infected easily by waterfowl parvovirus, especially that within one week old and caused high mortality. Therefore, it was the most important that establishing hygiene controlled system. The lighting regime is 7L: 17D for 6 weeks and ration for resting stage was fed with limited amount. After that, the lighting regime was adjusted to 9L: 15D thereafter along with diet for laying stage fed ad libitum. One month later, the breeding geese entered reproductive season. After reproductive season, the breeders were fed with diet for resting stage. The diets for resting and laying stages contain 13 % and 18 % CP plus 2,350 and 2,650 kcal ME/kg, respectively. During raising period, we needed to eliminate pathogenic viruses, set up blood biochemical values and control raising environment of sterilizing and to reach the purpose of the quality of minimal disease egg and gosling.