Cookies on Animal Science Database

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

 

Continuing to use www.cabi.org  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

Animal Science Database

Supporting your research in animal production, welfare and health

 Sign up to receive our Veterinary & Animal Sciences eNewsletter, book alerts and offers direct to your inbox.

Results per page:

Search results

Abstract

The avian beak is a multipurpose organ playing a vital role in a variety of functions, including feeding, drinking, playing, grasping objects, mating, nesting, preening and defence against predators and parasites. With regards to poultry production, the beak is the first point of contact between...

Author(s)
Iqbal, A.; Moss, A. F.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal, 2021, 15, 2,
Abstract

In this cross-sectional study, 103 complete feed samples from laying hen herds affected by plumage damage as an indirect measure for severe feather pecking (affected herds; AH, n = 37) and control herds without plumage damage (control herd; CH, n = 66) of commercial German farms were examined by...

Author(s)
Schreiter, R.; Damme, K.; Freick, M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2021, 11, 3,
Abstract

Measuring corticosterone concentrations in feathers of poultry may be suitable to determine birds' exposure to stress. It is thinkable, that in laying hens such information could be helpful as an animal welfare indicator to evaluate adverse husbandry conditions and to predict the risk of developing ...

Author(s)
Häffelin, K. E.; Kaufmann, F.; Lindenwald, R.; Döhring, S.; Spindler, B.; Preisinger, R.; Rautenschlein, S.; Kemper, N.; Andersson, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary and Animal Science, 2021, 11,
Abstract

The experiment was carried out with altogether 1740 non-beak-trimmed laying hens, which originated from Bábolna TETRA Ltd., representing two different types (Rhode Island Red (RIR) and Rhode Island White (RIW)) and four different lines (Lines 1-2: RIR, Lines 3-4: RIW). The plumage and body...

Author(s)
Milisits, G.; Szász, S.; Donkó, T.; Budai, Z.; Almási, A.; Pőcze, O.; Ujvári, J.; Farkas, T. P.; Garamvölgyi, E.; Horn, P.; Sütő, Z.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2021, 11, 2,
Abstract

Early chick environment, such as provision of litter and perches, can be a predictor of laying hen welfare. Inadequate or nonpreferred litter and perch types could have similar negative effects as those seen when not providing these resources at an early stage, such as increased feather pecking and ...

Author(s)
Skånberg, L.; Kjærsgaard Nielsen, C. B.; Keeling, L. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2021, 100, 2, pp 431-440
Abstract

Feather pecking (FP) is a significant issue in laying hens, which impacts societal acceptance of poultry farming, farm productivity, and bird welfare. Environmental enrichment-modifications of the environment to stimulate biological functioning and psychological well-being of animals-is one...

Author(s)
Staaveren, N. van; Ellis, J.; Baes, C. F.; Harlander-Matauschek, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2021, 100, 2, pp 397-411
Abstract

In poultry, aggressive pecking and threatening are normal agonistic behavior patterns which serve to establish a social hierarchy. As agonistic behavior is a stressor for animals, its excessive occurrence is undesired in layer flocks. Feather pecking is a longstanding serious problem in layer...

Author(s)
Iffland, H.; Schmid, M.; Preuß, S.; Bessei, W.; Tetens, J.; Bennewitz, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2021, 234,
Abstract

The poultry red mite (PRM), Dermanyssus gallinae, a potential vector of pathogens to animals and humans, causes impaired bird welfare. A study investigated changes in behavioural variables, physiological biomarkers, and health parameters following acaricidal treatment of PRM infestation of laying...

Author(s)
Temple, D.; Manteca, X.; Escribano, D.; Salas, M.; Mainau, E.; Zschiesche, E.; Petersen, I.; Dolz, R.; Thomas, E.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2020, 15, 11,
Abstract

Feather pecking is a behavior that occurs in order to cope with a constrained environment and is a serious problem in the egg production industry. This longitudinal study was conducted under commercial conditions to investigate whether the application of two repellent mixtures, previously suggested ...

Author(s)
Terčič, D.; Pančur, M.; Jordan, D.; Šemrov, M. Z.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2020, 6, August,
Abstract

The poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), an obligatory blood feeding ectoparasite, is primarily associated with laying hens where it is estimated to cause losses of ~€231 million per annum to European farmers. Moderate to high infestation levels result in negative impacts on hen welfare,...

Author(s)
Karp-Tatham, E.; Küster, T.; Angelou, A.; Papadopoulos, E.; Nisbet, A. J.; Xia Dong; Tomley, F. M.; Blake, D. P.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2020, 6, August,

Refine Results

Sort Order
Author
Geographical Location
Item Type
Language
Organisms
Subject Topics