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Vitamin D plays many important functions in the animal, as it is necessary for proper calcium (Ca) absorption and use in different biological processes. The aim of several recent experiments with poultry was to evaluate the efficacy of different forms and levels of vitamin D3 in the diets for...

Author(s)
Świątkiewicz, S.; Arczewska-Włosek, A.; Bederska-Lojewska, D.; Józefiak, D.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
World's Poultry Science Journal, 2017, 73, 1, pp 57-68
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Author(s)
Sievers, H.; Lieboldt, M. A.; Halle, I.; Hüther, L.; Frahm, J.; Kluess, J.; Dänicke, S.
Publisher
DLG-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Citation
Proceedings of the Society of Nutrition Physiology, 2017, 26, pp 99
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Author(s)
Braak, T. van de
Publisher
Reed Business, Doetinchem, Netherlands
Citation
Poultry World, 2017, 33, 1, pp 20-21
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The experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation with isoflavones on exterior development and tibia bone quality of laying hens. Eighty laying hens, 20 weeks old, were divided into 5 groups, 20 in each and fed with different amount of 300, 600, 1200 and 1800 mg.kg-1...

Author(s)
Gjorgovska, N.; Filev, K.; Levkov, V.; Nastova, R.; Jusufi, E.
Publisher
Animal Production Research Centre (APRC) Nitra, Lužianky, Slovakia
Citation
Slovak Journal of Animal Science, 2016, 49, 3, pp 112-115
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The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of feed-grade preparations of mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) and oregano essential oil (OEO) in forced molted or fully fed 82-week-old, laying hens. A 2×3 factorial experiment investigated the influence of molting vs. full feeding and dietary...

Author(s)
Bozkurt, M.; Bİntaș, E.; Kırkan, Ș.; Akșİt, H.; Küçükyılmaz, K.; Erbaș, G.; Çabuk, M.; Akșİt, D.; Parın, U.; Ege, G.; Koçer, B.; Seyrek, K.; Tüzün, A. E.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2016, 95, 11, pp 2576-2591
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Concerns have been increasing about conventional cages for laying hens in connection with welfare. Liver and bone disorders of laying hens are major problems. Therefore, the aim of this experiment was to investigate the differences in liver and bone traits of two laying strains kept in conventional ...

Author(s)
Onbașılar, E. E.; Erdem, E.; Ünal, N.; Tunç, A. S.; Kocakaya, A.; Yaranoğlu, B.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
European Poultry Science, 2016, 80, pp 123
Abstract

Fatigued walking condition (FWC) in ducks is an important welfare and processing issue during the loading/unloading to the processing plant that can be related to heart and bone development. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of incubation conditions on duck embryo bone and heart...

Author(s)
Costa, M. J. da; Oviedo-Rondón, E. O.; Wineland, M.; Jeffrey, D.
Publisher
American Association of Avian Pathologists, Athens, USA
Citation
Avian Diseases, 2016, 60, 4, pp 731-738
Abstract

The bone is a mineral reserve for metabolic requirements and eggshell formation as well as providing support to the bodies of birds. Bone weakness in laying hens has caused many problems such as bone deformation, osteoporosis, cage layer fatigue and fractures. These problems result in economic...

Author(s)
Olgun, O.; Aygun, A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
World's Poultry Science Journal, 2016, 72, 4, pp 821-832
Abstract

The conventional production systems have the potential to influence poultry welfare in both positive and negative ways. The battery cage for egg-laying hens is perhaps the oldest of the intensive animal farming systems still in widespread use today. However, the concern regarding conventional cages ...

Author(s)
Selam Meseret
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2016, 28, 12, pp Article 234
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Currently ground limestone and oyster shell are the common sources of calcium for laying hens. Processed whelk (Buccinum undatum) shell contains approximately 34.8% calcium, very similar to the 38% value for commercial oyster shell and ground limestone. The objective of this study was to evaluate...

Author(s)
MacIsaac, J. L.; Anderson, D. M.; Safamehr, A.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 2016, 25, 4, pp 492-505

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