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Poultry Welfare Technical Articles

Article published the 14 from October from 2016:
Figure 1. Air speeds in fifteen locations across the cross-section of a 40' X 500' broiler house with market-age birds.   Keeping market-age birds cool during hot weather is all about air speed. It&rsq...
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Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike Czarick
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Article published the 6 from July from 2016:
Introduction Despite domestication and intensive genetic selection, commercial poultry retain the need to perform their natural behaviours. Conventional broiler housing often provides little opportunity for a ...
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Kate Blaszak
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Article published the 21 from July from 2015:
Half of the birds reared worldwide are estimated to suffer from the consequences of heat stress during the summer period. The first visible sign is an increase in the water: feed ratio, however recent research ...
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Jennifer Maurin
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Article published the 5 from April from 2015:
INTRODUCTION Animals must be able to perceive, store, and retrieve information in order to navigate their environment and maximize the ratio of benefits to costs. Birds should have good spatial cognition, allo...
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Andrew M. Janczak
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Article published the 22 from December from 2014:
Introduction Following the EU Council Directive ban on conventional ‘battery’ cages (99/74/EC) which came into full effect in January 2012 [1], concerns for the welfare implications of certain rear...
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Andrew M. Janczak
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Article published the 4 from September from 2014:
Introduction A concern over how to feed the rising human population while at the same time minimizing the effect on the environment has led to calls for agriculture to become more ‘sustainably intensive&...
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Marian Dawkins
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Article published the 13 from August from 2014:
Animal rights versus animal welfare have been discussed in the previous articles. This article ramifies the implementation of certain laws and regulations being adopted in different countries internationally in...
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Dr.Tean Zaheer
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Article published the 5 from August from 2014:
I. INTRODUCTION Broiler lameness is one of the top welfare issues facing the modern broiler industry. Despite the improvements in nutrition, health and genetics over the past decades, too many flocks end up wi...
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Randy Mitchell
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Article published the 17 from July from 2014:
Introduction Footpad dermatitis (FPD), also called footpad lesions or pododermatitis, is a major welfare concern in broiler chickens. Severe FPD is likely to be painful for the birds, and because of its associ...
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Jan Van Harn
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Article published the 29 from May from 2014:
J R Soc Interface. Dec 7, 2012; 9(77): 3436–3443. PMCID: PMC3481599Published online Sep 5, 2012. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2012.0594This journal is © 2012 The Royal Society Abstract Currently, assessment...
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Marian Dawkins
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