Behavioural diseases in poultry Technical Articles


Article published the July 13, 2021:

Remedying Contact Dermatitis in Broiler Chickens with Novel Flooring Treatments

1. IntroductionContact dermatitis is an inflammation and irritation of the skin due to contact with an irritant or allergen. A common type of contact dermatitis in broiler chickens is footpad dermatitis (FPD), ...
Author/s :
Frank TuyttensLeonie Jacobs
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Article published the June 25, 2021:

Animal welfare assessment for laying hens

On-Farm Welfare Assessment: Laying HensIn this newsletter we will provide an overview of animal-based indicators that can be used to assess laying hen welfare on the farm, using measures from the Welfare Qualit...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the May 13, 2021:

Injurious pecking behavior of poultry

Damaging pecking, or injurious pecking, is a major animal welfare concern. There are various forms of injurious pecking, including injurious feather pecking, feather picking, cannibalism, and aggressive pecking...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna WeimerYiru Dong
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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. 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]. Fre...
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 poultryEvery year, high summer temperatures have important effects on poultry health and welfare. Heat stress occurs when poultry cannot adapt to h...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the August 8, 2018:

Vices of Domestic Fowl

       IntroductionVices is French origin word “vitium” which means a fault, defect, an immoral, wicked, or evil habit/action/trait, a degradin...
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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

IntroductionCommercial 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: c...
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

IntroductionNigerian 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 pou...
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 cannibalismto reduce feed wastage Beak trimming is a delicate operation: only specially trained personnel should perfo...
Author/s :
Hendrix Genetics
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