Recently Published Papers

These are peer-reviewed journal articles that have been published by members of the research group within the past five years.

Fasenko, G. M
., E. E. O’Dea Christopher, and L. M. McMullen. 2009. “Spraying hatching eggs with electrolyzed oxidizing water reduces eggshell microbial load without compromising broiler production parameters”. Poultry Sci. 88:1121–1127.

Fasenko, G.M. 2009. “The first 48 hours of embryonic life: Development before and after oviposition”. Avian Biology Research. 2: 7-15.

G.M. Fasenko, F.E. Robinson and V.L. Christensen. 2009. “Effects of long term storage on the egg, embryo and chick”. Avian Biology Research. 2: 73-81.

Fasenko, G. M., and E. E. O’Dea. 2008. “Evaluating Broiler Growth and Mortality in Chicks with Minor Navel Conditions at Hatching”. Poultry Sci. 87:594–597.

Hamidu, J. A., G. M. Fasenko, J. J. R. Feddes, E. E. O’Dea, C. A. Ouellette, M. J. Wineland, and V. L. Christensen. 2007. “The Effect of Broiler Breeder Genetic Strain and Parent Flock Age
on Eggshell Conductance and Embryonic Metabolism.” Poultry Sci. 86:2420–2432.

Fasenko, G. M. 2007. Egg Storage and the Embryo. Poultry Sci. 86:1020–1024.

Cook, N., A. B. Smykot, D. E. Holm, G. Fasenko, and J.S. Church. 2006. "Assessing Feather Cover of Laying Hens by Infrared Thermography." J. Appl. Poult. Res. 15:274-279.

O’Dea, E. E., G. M. Fasenko, G. E. Allison, D. R. Korver, J. J. R. Feddes, and G. Tannock. 2006. "Investigating the effects of commercial probiotics on broiler chick quality and production efficiency." Poultry Sci. 85: 1855-1863.

Segura, J. C., C. Ouellette, J. J. R. Feddes, G. M. Fasenko, and M. J. Zuidhof. 2006. Development of a metabolic calorimeter system to measure heat production of domestic avian embryos during incubation." Canadian Biosystems Engineering 48:4.1-4.6.

Ward, P. J., G. M. Fasenko, S. Gibson, and L. M. McMullen. 2006 ."A microbiological assessment of on-farm food safety cleaning methods in broiler barns." J. Appl. Poult. Res. 15:326-332.

O'Dea, E. E., G. M. Fasenko, J. J. R. Feddes, F. E. Robinson, J. C. Segura, C. A. Ouellette, and J. H. van Middelkoop. 2004. "Investigating the Eggshell Conductance and Embryonic Metabolism of Modern and Unselected Domestic Avian Genetic Strains at Two Flock Ages." Poultry Sci. 83:2059-2070.


Fact Sheets

Since 2006 our research group has developed a set of fact sheets that summarize some of the research projects that have been completed. The fact sheet contains pertinent information about the research that has been done, and they illustrate the importance of the information discovered to the poultry industry.

Factsheet #1 - Investigating Alternative Egg Turning Protocols
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Factsheet #2 - On-farm Food Safety: Testing cleaning methods and disinfectants for broiler barns
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Factsheet #3 - Measuring Chick Quality: Does an unhealed navel always mean a bad broiler?
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Factsheet #4 - Testing a New Hatching Egg Sanitizer
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Factsheet #5 - The "Hole" Story: In ovo injection in turkey eggs
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Factsheet #6 - Incubation of Modern Broiler Hatching Eggs - Part 1 - Ross 308
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Factsheet #7 - Incubation of Modern Broiler Hatching Eggs - Part 2 - Cobb 500
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Factsheet #8 - Does a Bad Navel Predict a Bad Broiler?
Online version pending

Scientific and Industry Presentations (2008)

Franco, A.M.*, L.T. Kawalilak, G.M. Fasenko. Impaired intestinal villi growth in broiler chicks with navel buttons. Prairie Poultry Meeting, May 7th & 8th, Winnipeg, MB. Approximately 50 people in the audience.

Kawalilak, L.T.*, G.M. Fasenko, A.M. Franco. Impaired intestinal villi growth in broiler chicks with navel buttons. Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls, ON, July 20th-23rd. Approximately 80 people in the audience.

Hamidu, J.A.* Cell death in chicken embryos. Poultry Research Centre Annual General Meeting, May 26th. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Approximately 40 people in the audience.

Hamidu, J.A.*, G.M. Fasenko, E.E. O'Dea, and J.J.F. Feddes. Influence of turkey genetic selection and parent flock age on embryonic metabolism. 97th Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting. July 19th-24th, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

MacKenzie, M.E.*, G.M. Fasenko, E.E. Christopher, J.L. Wilson, and D.P. Froman. Hens or roosters: which gender has a greater impact on fertility & broiler body weights as a flock ages. Prairie Poultry Meeting. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. May 7th. Approximately 50 people in the audience.

MacKenzie, M.E.*, G.M. Fasenko, and E.E. Christopher. Objective measures of sperm quality and how they relate to fertility. Prairie Poultry Meeting. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. May 8th. (Technical presentation). Approximately 50 people in the audience.

MacKenzie, M.E.*, G.M. Fasenko, and E.E. Christopher. Battle of the sexes: who has the greater impact on offspring? Poultry Research Centre Annual General Meeting. Edmonton, AB, May 26th. Approximately 40 people in the audience.

MacKenzie, M.E.*, G.M. Fasenko, E.E. Christopher, J.L. Wilson, and D.P. Froman. Hens or roosters: which gender has a greater impact on fertility & broiler body weights as a flock ages. Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls, ON, July 20th-23rd. Approximately 80 people in the audience.

MacKenzie, M.E.* and G.M. Fasenko. Semen quality in roosters & toms. Presented at Hybrid Turkey in Kitchener, ON, May 24th. Approximately 20 people in the audience.

Books and Book Chapters

Robinson, F.E., G.M. Fasenko and R.A. Renema. 2003. Optimizing Chick Production in Broiler Breeders. Spotted Cow Press, Edmonton, Alberta. 136 pages.

Robinson, F.E., G.M. Fasenko and R.A. Renema. 2003. New Developments in Reproduction and Incubation of Broiler Chickens. Spotted Cow Press, Edmonton, Alberta. 400 pages.

Fasenko, G.M., F.E. Robinson, V.L. Christensen. 2002. How long-term hatching egg storage affects the egg, the embryo, and the chick. In Practical Aspects of Commercial Incubation in Poultry, pages 33-40. Ratite Conference Books, Oxford, UK.


Fasenko, G.M. 2001. The first forty-eight hours of embryonic life: development before and after oviposition. In Perspectives in Fertilization and Embryonic Development in Poultry, pages 7-14. Ratite Conference Books, Oxford, UK.  
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