Poultry Nutritionist's Tool Kit
A Collection of Tools for Students and Practitioners
Poultry nutrition is an applied science. To apply basic nutrition knowledge, certain tools may be very helpful. Nutritionists need tools to help determine requirements, prepare premixes, formulate feed, determine profit maximizing nutrient levels, etc.
This web site was prepared to be a central place for students and nutrition practitioners to obtain (and share) software that they have developed to apply nutrition principles to formulating and feeding chickens, turkeys and other species of animals.
These workbooks were written with Microsoft Excel, some need the “Solver” Add-In to work properly.
Please use these workbooks at your own risk. They must be adapted properly to each individual situation to give valuable recommendations. If you would like to post a workbook or program, please contact us.
For a workbook to evaluate potential experimental designs for nutritional requirement studies, choose:
For a workbook to evaluate potential experimental designs for ingredient safety studies, choose:
For a workbook to help in fitting responses to nutrients, choose:
For a workbook to formulate feed for poultry and swine, choose:
For a workbook to formulate premixes, choose:
- Vitamin Premix Formulator
For a workbook to determine how much feed to mix, choose:
For a workbook to adjust growth and feed intake data to a specified bird weight, choose:
For a workbook to determine the most economic levels of protein to feed to broilers, choose:
For a program to determine how much experimental replication (birds per pen and pens per treatment) is necessary to detect specified differences, choose:
Power To Show Differences:
To learn about deficiency diseases caused by calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D, choose:
- Diagnosing Broiler Leg Problems (BROKEN LINK)
For help in learning to judge the interior quality of eggs, choose:
- Review Interior Egg Quality (BROKEN LINK)
To see pictures of the gross anatomy of chickens, choose:
- Introductory Poultry Science Anatomy Laboratory Review (BROKEN LINK)
For a workbook to calculate standard errors and fiducial limits for slope ratio assays, choose:
For a good description of what the different sections of a scientific journal article should contain:
For a workbook to determine if separating ingredients on the basis of nutrient composition would be helpful:
- Truncated Normal Distribution
- Crude Protein Variation Estimator Workbooks
- Feed Formulation with 1 bin per ingredient
- Feed Formulation with 2 bins per ingredient
- Stochastic Programming Workbook
For a workbook to evaluate the value of supplemental enzymes for broiler chicken diets: