Behavioural diseases Technical Articles
Article published the March 15, 2021:
In 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]. F...
Article published the March 8, 2021:
Identifying behavioral signs is key to managing heat stress in poultry
Every year, high summer temperatures have important effects on poultry health and welfare. Heat stress occurs when poultry cannot adapt ...
Article published the August 8, 2018:
Vices is French origin word “vitium” which means a fault, defect, an immoral, wicked, or evil habit/action/trait, a degrad...
Article published the June 13, 2018:
Appropriate rearing is essential for ensuring the welfare and productivity of laying hens. Early experience has the potential to affect the development of fearfulness. This study tested whether rearing in aviar...
Article published the December 16, 2016:
Commercial egg production is associated with various stresses decreasing productive and reproductive performance of layers. It is proven that most of stresses in poultry production (technological:...
Article published the November 25, 2016:
Nigerian Agricultural sector is identified with the provision of food and nutrition while poultry production is responsible for 19% of the meat supply (SAGTAP, 2012). The value of the commercial p...
Article published the August 22, 2006:
This operation is normally carried out for two main reasons:
to prevent feather
pulling and cannibalism
to reduce feed wastage
Beak trimming is a delicate operation: only specia...