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Color Sensitivity

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Chickens and humans see the world differently, which can be attributed to the difference in natural habitats. Chickens are originally from the jungles of Southeast Asia. Due to this different environment, poultry are more sensitive to the red and blue spectrums which are not filtered by the canopy of the jungle. Poultry’s green light perception […]
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The visible light spectrum

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The visible spectrum is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to and can be detected by, the animal eye. A typical, healthy human eye will respond to wavelengths from about 400nm to 750nm. Different wavelengths indicate colors in the visible spectrum ranging from violet 400nm to 750nm deep red color with a […]
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Our business operations and the COVID-19 outbreak 

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As we continue to receive news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the world, we want to update you on our response. ONCE® remains open for business and is committed to offering lighting solutions that unlock the potential of light for healthier and more productive animals. The health and well-being of our team is […]
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Improving Sow Farm Biosecurity with ONCE BioShift®

In the swine industry, consolidation has resulted in larger farms housing higher numbers of animals at a single site. This trend allows for consistency in husbandry and veterinary care, enhanced biosecurity, and increased efficiency. However, due to the larger size sow farm (5,000-7,500 head on a single farm), the consequences of a pathogenic outbreak could […]
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The importance of red spectrum light for laying hens

This article was originally written in Dutch and published on pluimveeweb.nl.  It goes over how poultry absorb light differently than humans and how that affects their biological and psychological processes. The red spectrum reduces stress and improves egg production. Read the full article in English below. Light is important for both humans and animals. The […]
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Watch Dr. Aaron Stephan present at the Poultry Tech Summit

Aaron Stephan, Ph.D., director of biological R&D at ONCE, presented The Biology of Happiness: Transforming poultry welfare with science-based approaches at Watt Global Media‘s Poultry Tech Summit which took place on November 20-22, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. In his presentation, Aaron proposes a new and innovative approach to how animal welfare metrics are determined in […]
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Dr. Aaron Stephan presents at the Poultry Tech Summit, November 20-22

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Aaron Stephan, Ph.D., director of biological R&D at ONCE, will present The Biology of Happiness: Transforming poultry welfare with science-based approaches at Watt Global Media‘s Poultry Tech Summit happening this week, November 20-22, in Atlanta, GA.  In his presentation, Aaron will propose a new, and innovative, approach to how animal welfare metrics are determined in the […]
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