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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

Introduction The challenge of the contemporary production of agricultural products is intrinsically linked to optimizing processes and production costs. Ensuring thermal comfort, considering that the intense i...
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 with Alquernat Yucca

Importance of air quality control in poultry farms Air quality control in poultry production is key to maintain animal welfare, which is closely related to productivity and absence of diseases. When the air ...
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 pecki...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna WeimerYiru Dong
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Article published the May 11, 2021:

Salmonella in backyard poultry

The demand for poultry products continues to rise and, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, so has the popularity of backyard poultry flocks. With the current mandates for social distancing and isola...
Author/s :
Ashlyn SnyderLeonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the May 10, 2021:

Animal welfare during the pandemic

Ensuring welfare of birds at the farm is key to maintaining a healthy supply of eggs and chicken during the pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on various industries, including the po...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the May 10, 2021:

Effective enrichment strategies for broilers

Modifications to broiler chicken housing to improve animal welfare Conventional housing of broiler chickens raises concern for their welfare. High stocking densities and barren environments have the potentia...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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Article published the May 7, 2021:

Perception of Animal Welfare in Laying Hens and Willingness-to-Pay of Eggs of Consumers in Santiago, Chile

1. Introduction The welfare of laying hens has been the subject of interest in consumers, industry, and the government in Chile. The current main egg production system in Chile is the intensive cage system [1]...
Author/s :
Cristian Marcel Ugaz RuizHernan Canon Jones
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