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Article published the October 21, 2022
There is some evidence that commercial meat chickens prefer to access the range through ‘favoured’ pop-holes (Taylor et al., 2017); however what makes pop-holes attractive or aversive is unknown. Therefore, we aimed to i) determine the most aversive stimuli associated with pop-holes and ii) identify the most effective artificial structure to minimise aversion.We hypothesised that the s ...
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Article published the October 22, 2021
It is widely accepted that the absence of suffering no longer defines animal welfare and that positive affective experiences are important (Mellor 2015). However, there are few valid and reliable tools available to comprehensively assess positive affective states of hens, particularly practically on farm. Pharmacological interventions that disrupt specific neural pathways have been shown to be a u ...
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Article published the March 15, 2021
1. IntroductionIn free-range and aviary housing systems, individual hen behavior can vary significantly, such that, some hens rarely access the outdoors while others utilize the range regularly [1–4]. Free-range and aviary housing systems provide hens with horizontal and vertical space, allowing for various choices, opportunities, and interactions; including dust bathing, sunbathing, perchin ...
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This member gave a presentation on February 9, 2021
At the following event:
32nd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium
This member gave a presentation on February 17, 2020
At the following event:
31st Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium
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