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The aim was to elucidate the impact of Royal Jelly (RJ) on behavioural patterns, feather cover, egg quality and some blood haematological indices in laying hens (58-64 weeks of age). A total of 108 Tetra Brown laying hens were used in the current trial. The birds were divided into three equal...

Author(s)
El-Tarabany, M. S.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 2018, 102, 2, pp e599-e606
Abstract

In July 2015, a German voluntary decree stipulated that the keeping of beak-trimmed laying hens after the 1st of January 2017 will no longer be permitted. Simultaneously, the present project was initiated to validate a newly developed prognostic tool for laying hen farmers to forecast, at the...

Author(s)
Kaesberg, A. K. U.; Louton, H.; Erhard, M.; Schmidt, P.; Zepp, M.; Helmer, F.; Schwarzer, A.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 3, pp 820-833
Abstract

The objective of this study was to explore the effects of free-range (FR), part-time free-range (PTFR), and cage system (CS) on behavioral repertoire in Lakha (LK), Mushki (MS), Peshawari (PW), and Sindhi (SN) varieties of Aseel chicken during the growing phase (9 to 18 wk of age). In total, 144...

Author(s)
Rehman, M. S.; Mahmud, A.; Mehmood, S.; Pasha, T. N.; Khan, M. T.; Hussain, J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 3, pp 725-732
Abstract

Feather pecking, toe pecking, cannibalism, smothering, social clumping, hens laying eggs outside the nest boxes, and reduced feather quality are examples of problem behaviors and consequences reported by egg producers. The aim of this study was to identify rearing- and production-related risk...

Author(s)
Brantsæter, M.; Nordgreen, J.; Hansen, T. B.; Muri, K.; Nødtvedt, A.; Moe, R. O.; Janczak, A. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 1, pp 2-16
Abstract

The housing conditions and environments experienced during the rearing period can influence the development of feather pecking in chickens during this time and in the subsequent laying period. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a reduced stocking density and the provision of...

Author(s)
Zepp, M.; Louton, H.; Erhard, M.; Schmidt, P.; Helmer, F.; Schwarzer, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2018, 24, pp 9-18
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Author(s)
Lieboldt, M. A.; Borgelt, L.; Wolf, P.
Publisher
DLG-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Citation
Proceedings of the Society of Nutrition Physiology, 2018, 27, pp 130
Abstract

Author(s)
Jansson, D. S.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2018, 182, 12, pp 347-349
Abstract

Feather pecking (FP) in laying hens is an important animal welfare problem in practice, despite extensive research and increasing sources of advice for farmers. We aimed to give an overview over results from experimental and epidemiological studies. We included non-cage systems, covering the...

Author(s)
Jung, L.; Knierim, U.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 200, pp 1-12
AbstractFull Text

Further to a request from the poultry industry and in a progress objective, a shared and practical method of commercial poultry and rabbit welfare assessment was developed: EBENE method. This assessment method was crafted to be implemented by producers, thus its application should be easy to...

Author(s)
Mindus, C.; Bignon, L.; Mika, A.; Bonnaud, V.; Levrault, C.; Guesdon, V.; Bouvarel, I.
Publisher
Institut Technique de l'Aviculture (ITAVI), Paris, France
Citation
12e Journées de la Recherche Avicole et Palmipèdes à Foie Gras (JRA-JRPFG 2017), 5 & 6 avril 2017, Tours, France, 2017, pp 1045-1049
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Beak trimming is currently used in France to avoid negative consequences of severe feather pecking. However, this practice is disputed regarding animal welfare and forbidden in some European countries. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of feather pecking in French laying hens farms, to...

Author(s)
Jenna, C.; Maryse, G.; Vanessa, G.; Geoffrey, C.; Claire, M.; Anaëlle, L.; Gaëlle, D.; Maryn, D.; Loïc, B.; Matthieu, D.; Laure, B.; Adeline, H. S.; Virginie, M.
Publisher
Institut Technique de l'Aviculture (ITAVI), Paris, France
Citation
12e Journées de la Recherche Avicole et Palmipèdes à Foie Gras (JRA-JRPFG 2017), 5 & 6 avril 2017, Tours, France, 2017, pp 1010-1014

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