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Article published the July 12, 2021:

Carcass traits, meat quality, and sensory attributes of fast-growing broilers given outdoor access at different ages

1. IntroductionPoultry producers started to raise their commercial chickens indoors as of the 1950s for better disease control, protection from predators, and to integrate their management measures for the prod...
Author/s :
Abdul GhayasAthar Mahmud Dr. Sohail AhmadJibran Hussain
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Article published the July 7, 2021:

Dietary Hydroxy-Selenomethionine Helps Finishing Broilers to Cope with Heat Stress

The induction of oxidative stress by heat exposure, as well as the relationship between selenium (Se), selenoproteins and oxidative stress, is well described in the scientific literature (Habibian et al.,2015)....
Author/s :
BriensJoris MichielsKevin LiuMichele De Marco
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Article published the June 28, 2021:

Is Range Usage at the Onset of Egg Production Associated with Tibial Bone Mineral Density at the End of Lay?

Osteoporosis in laying hens is of health, welfare, and economic concern. During the onset of lay, hens rapidly build up the amount of medullary bone which has less structural integrity instead of structural bon...
Author/s :
Dr Isabelle RuhnkeManisha KolakshyapatiTerence Sibanda
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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 June 16, 2021:

Assessment of the Use of Perches to Improve Leg Strength in Australian Fast Growing Meat Chickens

Poor leg health in Australian fast growing meat chickens is a major welfare issue, resultant from long-term genetic selection for bird size and growth rate (Bessei 2006). Anecdotal evidence and preliminary data...
Author/s :
Danielle PhibbsPeter Groves Wendy Muir
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Article published the June 8, 2021:

Development and assessment of a low-cost embedded system for evaluation of animal thermal comfort

IntroductionThe challenge of the contemporary production of agricultural products is intrinsically linked to optimizing processes and production costs. Ensuring thermal comfort, considering that the intense inc...
Author/s :
Welington Gonzaga do Vale
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Article published the June 4, 2021:

How to Collect your Water Sample and Interpret the Results for the Poultry Analytical Package

Rapidly growing birds may consume up to twice as much water as feed (Scantling and Watkins 2013), which means a plentiful supply of clean water is crucial for poultry health and productivity. To deter...
Author/s :
Susan Watkins
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Article published the May 18, 2021:

Use of Best Practice Hot Blade Trimming When Infrared Beak Treatment is Unavailable

I. INTRODUCTION HB trimming is still used worldwide for retrimming birds on farm where required to reduce the risk of or control serious outbreaks of cannibalism and feather pecking. In the review by Glatz (20...
Author/s :
Geof RungePhil Glatz
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Article published the May 13, 2021:

Air quality control in poultry farms

Importance of air quality control in poultry farmsAir quality control in poultry production is key to maintain animal welfare, which is closely related to productivity and absence of diseases. When the air comp...
Author/s :
Maria Soriano
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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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