Behavioural diseases Technical Articles


Article published the March 15, 2021:

Frequent Visits to an Outdoor Range and Lower Areas of an Aviary System Is Related to Curiosity in Commercial Free-Range Laying Hens

1. Introduction 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...
Author/s :
Dr Isabelle RuhnkeJéssica De Souza Vilela Manisha KolakshyapatiPeta Taylor
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Article published the March 8, 2021:

Heat stress in poultry

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 ...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the August 8, 2018:

Vices of Domestic Fowl

       Introduction Vices is French origin word “vitium” which means a fault, defect, an immoral, wicked, or evil habit/action/trait, a degrad...
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Article published the June 13, 2018:

Rearing Laying Hens in Aviaries Reduces Fearfulness following Transfer to Furnished Cages

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...
Author/s :
Andrew Janczak
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Article published the December 16, 2016:

Molecular mechanisms and new strategies to fight stresses in egg-producing birds

Introduction 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:...
Author/s :
Peter Surai Prof. Stefan Denev, DSc., PhD.
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Article published the November 25, 2016:

Characteristics of commercial poultry and spatial distribution of metabolic and behavioural diseases in Oyo State, Nigeria

Introduction 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...
Author/s :
Kazeem Bello
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Article published the August 22, 2006:

Beak trimming: a delicate operation

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...
Author/s :
Hendrix Genetics
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