Mohammad Afrouziyeh

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AN SC 260 - Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition

Function, metabolism, homeostasis, requirements and sources of nutrients and energy for animals. Laboratory will involve principles of diet formulation. Prerequisite: 3 units in BIOL or 3 units in CHEM.


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Scholarly Activities

Admin - PIP Poultry Water App

Good quality water free of pathogens and containing acceptable levels of contaminants, i.e. minerals, supports poultry flock health and livability, improves productivity while reducing the use of therapeutic treatments, and this contributes to the sustainability of commercial poultry production. Established water quality and quantity standards provide guidance to poultry producers for evaluating and correcting parameters that can impair productivity of flocks and equipment. However, producers have lacked an unbiased resource to guide them through interpreting the analyses for their water supplies as well as a source of information which explains options for correcting challenges.  Plus, basic information about managing water additives like vaccines or sanitizers can be confusing or difficult to access. Since each farm has a unique water supply and system, producers need access to more than just a “chart” of facts but rather a systematic decision process which will lead them through understanding their specific issues and needs and provide them with the information and tools to make sound decisions based on the most current scientific knowledge available. Poultry Innovation Partnership has developed a Mobile-Friendly Web App structured as a decision tree to assess water quality-related risks and provide a risk mitigation report tailored to the specific water inputs. The app consists of two main parts. The first part was based on a table of 63 questions in 5 sections and multiple-choice answers for the end user to answer. These questions gather information on observational, mineral, microbiological, on-farm water testing procedures, and water system maintenance. Based on the answers provided, recommendations are generated in each section which indicate if solutions are recommended and what actions should be implemented, if any.  The second part links users to water quality information prepared by industry experts and video protocols on water sampling, microbial treatment and water sanitation, waterline cleaning between and during flocks, biofilm cleaning, vaccination through drinking water, well shock chlorination, and on-farm water test tools. This is the first one source poultry water quality guide.  Poultry Innovation Partnership beta tested the app with 30 poultry producers in Alberta. In a survey evaluation with a response rate of 73% (22/30), 75% of respondents answered “yes” and 18% answered “maybe” when asked the question “Will you use the PIP water app?” Poultry Innovation Partnership launched the app in 2023. 

Decision Support for Poultry Water Systems

Featured Publications

M. Afrouziyeh, M.J. Zuidhof, and V.L. Carney

Poultry Science. 2023 September; 10.1016/j.psj.2023.103082


Zuidhof, M. J., M. Afrouziyeh, S. van der Klein, and J. You

Springer Nature Switzerland . 2023 April; 1 10.1007/978-3-031-22584-0


1. Carney V. L., N. B. Anthony, F. E. Robinson, B. L. Reimer, D. R. Korver, M. J. Zuidhof, and M. Afrouziyeh

Poultry Science. 2022 October; 101 (10) 10.1016/j.psj.2022.101957


Mohammad Afrouziyeh and Martin J. Zuidhof

Poultry Science. 2022 May; 101 (5) 10.1016/j.psj.2022.101792


Mohammad Afrouziyeh, Nicole M. Zukiwsky, Jihao You, René P. Kwakkel, Douglas R. Korver , and Martin J. Zuidhof

Poultry Science. 2022 January; 101 (1) 10.1016/j.psj.2021.101518


Mohammad Afrouziyeh, Nicole M. Zukiwsky, Douglas R. Korver, and Martin J. Zuidhof

Poultry Science. 2022 January; 101 (1) 10.1016/j.psj.2021.101532


Mohammad Afrouziyeh, Nicole M. Zukiwsky, and Martin J. Zuidhof

Poultry Science. 2021 September; 100 (9) 10.1016/j.psj.2021.101375


Jihao You, Edmond Lou, Mohammad Afrouziyeh, Nicole M. Zukiwsky, and Martin J. Zuidhof

Poultry Science. 2021 August; 100 (8) 10.1016/j.psj.2021.101187


Jihao You, Edmond Lou, Mohammad Afrouziyeh, Nicole M. Zukiwsky, and Martin J. Zuidhof

Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 2021 June; 185 10.1016/j.compag.2021.106171


Mohammad Afrouziyeh, Nicole M. Zukiwsky, and Martin J. Zuidhof

Poultry Science. 2021 June; 100 (6) 10.1016/j.psj.2021.101090


Mohammad Afrouziyeh, René P. Kwakkel, and Martin J. Zuidhof

Poultry Science. 2021 May; 100 (5) 10.1016/j.psj.2021.101059


N.M. Zukiwsky, M. Afrouziyeh, F.E. Robinson, and M.J. Zuidhof

Poultry Science. 2021 April; 100 (4) 10.1016/j.psj.2021.01.016


N.M. Zukiwsky, M. Afrouziyeh, F.E. Robinson, and M.J. Zuidhof

Poultry Science. 2021 January; 100 (1) 10.1016/j.psj.2020.09.081


R. Keshavarz, A. Akhlaghi, M.J. Zamiri, M.R. Jafarzadeh Shirazi, F. Saemi, A.A. Akhlaghi, M. Zhandi, M. Afrouziyeh, and M.J. Zuidhof

Poultry Science. 2019 December; 98 (12):7003-7008 10.3382/ps/pez331


K. Parsaeimehr, M. Afrouziyeh, and S. Hoseinzadeh

Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science. 2014 September; 4 (3):561-566


Mehdi Taghinejad-Roudbaneh, Mohammad Javad Babaee, Mohammad Afrouziyeh, and Bahram Alizadeh

Journal of Applied Animal Research . 2013 June; 41 (4):474-483 10.1080/09712119.2013.795896


Mehdi Taghinejad-Roudbaneh, Kambiz Nazeradl, Mohammad Ali Taghavi, Mohammad Afrouziyeh, and Afshin Zakerii

Journal of Applied Animal Research. 2011 December; 39 (4):367-374 10.1080/09712119.2011.621535


M. Afrouziyeh, M. Shivazad, M. Chamani, G. Dashti, and S. Amirdahri

Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 2011 March; 20 (1):50-55 10.3382/japr.2010-00205


Use of nonlinear programming to determine the economically optimal energy density in laying hens diet during phase 1

Afrouziyeh, M., Shivazad, M., Chamani, M., and Dashti, G

African Journal of Agricultural Research. 2010 October; 5 (20):2770-2777


Afrouziyeh M., and Pirmohammadi R.

Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition. 2006 December; 23 (4):206–209