Poultry Welfare Technical Articles

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Article published the August 3, 2021:

Clinical Aspects of Immunosuppression in Poultry

Author/s :
Fred Hoerr
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Article published the July 30, 2021:

How Preheating Temperature Can Affect Litter Drying

One of the purposes of preheating a broiler house is to insure the litter is properly dried prior to chick placement. Research has shown that the higher the litter moisture level, the higher the level of ammo...
Author/s :
Dr. Brian D. FairchildDr. Mike CzarickMark Dunlop
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Article published the July 30, 2021:

Footpad dermatitis in poultry: a common issue in commercial and backyard flocks

Footpad dermatitis is a common type of contact dermatitis in poultry, which means feet are inflamed and show associated corrosive lesions or ulcers on pads and/or toes. Footpad dermatitis lesions often have a...
Author/s :
Leonie JacobsMarisa ErasmusPrafulla RegmiShawna Weimer
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97 3
Article published the July 26, 2021:

Heat Stress

Thermal stress happens when the animal leaves its thermal comfort zone, it means neither too cold nor too hot, let's say it feels good. In both of the cases, the stress due to heat and cold, the problem i...
Author/s :
Ewa Sujka
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Article published the July 13, 2021:

Remedying Contact Dermatitis in Broiler Chickens with Novel Flooring Treatments

1. Introduction Contact 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 July 12, 2021:

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

1. Introduction Poultry 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 pr...
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 Hens In 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 Qu...
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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