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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Hatchability of Eggs Sanitized with Increasing Concentrations of Biosentry 904 Or Bio-Phene

Authors
item Bourassa, Dianna - UGA
item Buhr, Richard
item Wilson, J. - UGA

Submitted to: Southern Poultry Science Society Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 27, 2001
Publication Date: August 11, 2001
Citation: BOURASSA, D.V., BUHR, R.J., WILSON, J.L. HATCHABILITY OF EGGS SANITIZED WITH INCREASING CONCENTRATIONS OF BIOSENTRY 904 OR BIO-PHENE. SOUTHERN POULTRY SCIENCE SOCIETY MEETING ABSTRACT. 2001.

Technical Abstract: A series of experiments was conducted to determine the relative safety of two hatching egg sanitizing chemicals on embryo viability. On each of four consecutive days, broiler breeder hatching eggs were gathered and separated into ten groups of 88 eggs, and then sanitized with BioSentry 904 or Bio-Phene at 1, 2, 6, and 12 times the recommended concentration. Each rack of eggs was sprayed with 8 oz (240 mL) of solutions containing «, 1, 3, and 6 oz/gal concentrations of either chemical, or controls of water or nothing at all. Following treatment, eggs were held in an 66§F egg cooler and on the morning of the fifth day all eggs were set in incubators operating at 99.5F and 55% RH. The only significant depression in hatchability was found with the BioSentry 904 at a concentration of 6 oz/gal, which was 12 times the recommended concentration. Hatchability of all other treatments were not significantly different when compared to the nonsprayed and water sprayed controls (88.7%). The Bio-Phene group showed no significant decrease in viability with increasing concentrations. However, the 904 sprayed eggs had depressed hatchability as the concentrations of the chemical increased to 3 and 6 oz/gal, 4.3 and 10.5% decrease, respectively.

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