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Article published the July 20, 2017
Introduction Measures need to be taken in the Netherlands to reduce emissions of fine dust (PM10 and PM2.5) from major emission sources, including poultry houses with litter, to comply with European standards on maximum fine dust concentrations in the ambient air. The contribution of animal houses, especially poultry houses, to the total primary emission of PM in the Netherlands is estimated to b ...
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Participation in Forum on September 8, 2014
Dear Winfridus Bakker, We did not specifically look for toe abnormalities. We looked for the gait and FPD, hock burns. I can’t remember if there were more toe abnormalities than normal (if there were any). The wet litter leaded also to burn spot on the toes. But to our opinion the lower gait was caused by the severity of the footpad lesions and probably also by the severe hock burns
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Participation in Forum on September 8, 2014
Dear Dr. Mingan Choct, FPD and thus wet litter is a major issue in the EU. A recent study in the Netherlands (De Jong et al, 2011) showed that 38.4% of the regular (fast growing) broilers had severe lesions. Studies in France (Allain, 2009) and Portugal (Gouveia et al, 2009) reported levels of about 70% severe FPD. But there are also countries such as Sweden and Denmark (these countries uses for s ...
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Article published the July 17, 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 association with litter quality it also reflects other welfare aspects (Haslam et al., 2007).Wet litter is the most important factor causing FPD in broiler chickens (Shepherd et al. 2010). It can ...
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