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1. This study on long-life layers, covering the period 20-100 weeks of age, investigated longitudinal effects on mortality, layer integument, and skeletal properties in Bovans White (BoW) and Lohmann Selected Leghorn Classic (LSL), with or without supplementation with dietary organic zinc (Zn). 2....

Author(s)
Wall, H.; Boyner, M.; Koning, D. J. de; Kindmark, A.; McCormack, H. A.; Fleming, R. H.; Pinto, F. L.; Tauson, R.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
British Poultry Science, 2022, 63, 2, pp 115-124
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Feather pecking remains a serious problem in poultry farming. This study aimed to identify risk factors for plumage damage as a proxy for feather pecking, and the predictive value of practical animal-based parameters. Data were collected in 100 flocks on 28 rearing farms in Austria, recording...

Author(s)
Mels, C.; Niebuhr, K.; Futschik, A.; Rault, J. L.; Waiblinger, S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2022, 250,
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Every year, billions of egg layer chicks around the world are hatched under highly stressful, industrial circumstances. Here, it is investigated how the stressful procedure in the commercial hatchery, including incubation, hatching, processing, and transport affects the chicks with regards to...

Author(s)
Hedlund, L.; Jensen, P.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2022, 17, 1,
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Intestinal microbiota functions such as an endocrine organ to regulate host physiological homeostasis and behavioral exhibition in stress responses via regulating the gut-brain axis in humans and other mammals. In humans, stress-induced dysbiosis of the gut microbiota leads to intestinal...

Author(s)
Jiang Sha; Hu JiaYing; Cheng HengWei
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 7,
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Injurious pecking, commonly controlled by beak trimming (BT), is a widespread issue in laying hens associated with thwarted foraging. This controlled study compared the effect in intact and beak-trimmed pullets of providing pecking pans to eight treatment flocks from six weeks of age. Flocks (mean...

Author(s)
Baker, P. E.; Nicol, C. J.; Weeks, C. A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 6,
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To avoid the killing of surplus male layer chickens, dual-purpose hybrids are suggested as an alternative approach. These strains may offer additional advantages compared to conventional laying hens, for instance, a lower tendency to develop injurious pecking behavior. The aim of this study was to...

Author(s)
Rieke, L.; Spindler, B.; Zylka, I.; Kemper, N.; Giersberg, M. F.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2021, 7, April,
Abstract

Dietary fibre has traditionally been considered an energy-diluting component of laying hen diets. With low energetic values, and sometimes negative impacts on digesta viscosity and gut function, formulations have often aimed to minimise crude fibre contents. Increasing fibre contents can mean that...

Author(s)
Desbruslais, A.; Wealleans, A.; Gonzalez-Sanchez, D.; Benedetto, M. di
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
World's Poultry Science Journal, 2021, 77, 4, pp 797-823
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Animal welfare has become a major issue of poultry production in industrial countries. Government authorities, NGOs, retailers and consumers raise concern about intensive livestock production systems, in particular those used for egg production. The main points of concern of conventional cages are...

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Cavero, D.; Schmutz, M.; Bessei, W.
Publisher
Lohmann & Co. AG, Cuxhaven, Germany
Citation
Lohmann Information, 2021, 54, 1, pp 4-unpaginated
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Background: Feather pecking is a serious behavioral disorder in chickens that has a considerable impact on animal welfare and poses an economic burden for poultry farming. To study the underlying genetics of feather pecking animals were divergently selected for feather pecking over 15 generations...

Author(s)
Falker-Gieske, C.; Bennewitz, J.; Tetens, J.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Molecular Biology Reports, 2021, 49, 2, pp 1649-1654
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Free-range systems are considered to improve bird health and welfare, thereby satisfying consumer demands. Behavioral time budget, fear level and clinical welfare indicators were compared for two Turkish laying hen genotypes, Atak-S (brown) and Atabey (white), reared in a free-range system. A total ...

Author(s)
Sözcü, A.; Ipek, A.; Oğuz, Z.; Gunnarsson, S.; Riber, A. B.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2021, 12, 1,

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