Poultry Welfare Technical Articles

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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. 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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392 6
Article published the February 24, 2021:

Managing Free-Range Laying Hens—Part B: Early Range Users Have More Pathology Findings at the End of Lay but Have a Significantly Higher Chance of Survival—An Indicative Study

1. Introduction One of the main goals of free-range egg production is to optimise laying performance and egg quality while supporting hen health and welfare. However, opportunities provided in the free-range s...
Author/s :
Cormac O´SheaDr Isabelle RuhnkeJéssica De Souza Vilela Terence Sibanda
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Article published the February 22, 2021:

Practical Views on Global Meat Chicken Nutrition

I. INTRODUCTION The global supply of poultry products will need to double by 2050 if we are to meet the aspiration of all people to be food secure. We will need to produce more poultry meat in the face of chan...
Author/s :
Rick Kleyn
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Article published the February 22, 2021:

Sustainability and animal welfare

Animal Welfare is Key to the Sustainability of the Poultry Industry Animal welfare is in the eye of the beholder. Some consumers are willing to pay more for products from companies with reputations that alig...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the February 5, 2021:

Poultry welfare in the hatchery

Early feeding can improve broiler performance and welfare The first experiences of a day-old chick play an important role for the development and performance of chicks later in life. Especially for broilers,...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the January 27, 2021:

The effect of supplementary ultraviolet wavelengths on the performance of broiler chickens

INTRODUCTION Despite superior color vision, hue discrimination, and motion detection, broiler chickens are typically kept in lighting conditions deemed suitable for humans. Environments tailored to poultry vis...
Author/s :
Charlotte JamesJulian Wiseman
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Article published the January 20, 2021:

A bird's eye view: the chicken visual system

Avian species rely heavily on vision to provide them with necessary information about their surroundings. Chickens rely on their sense of vision to recognize: Other chickens. Predators. Another chicken's...
Author/s :
Anna MagnaterraLeonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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435 4
Article published the January 7, 2021:

Gangrenous Dermatitis in Broilers

Gangrenous dermatitis (GD) is a serious bacterial disease affecting poultry. It generally is fatal, often within 24 hours. It sometimes seems to appear almost out of nowhere because suddenly you will have healt...
Author/s :
Clarence Reagan SadlerTom Tabler
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Article published the December 10, 2020:

Sprinklers Offer Flock Cooling Benefits and Water Conservation Opportunities

Maintaining bird comfort during the hot, humid summer is critical for optimum weight gain, feed conversion, and livability. In most situations, modern-day poultry houses are equipped with tunnel ventilation sys...
Author/s :
Tom TablerYi Liang
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