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Cover for Poultry handling and transport.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has estimated that 87% of transported poultry is broiler chickens. Broiler death losses during transport average 0.2% but can vary greatly. In layers, poor feather cover is associated with more mortalities, and in broilers, poor...

Author(s)
Weeks, C. A.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Poultry handling and transport.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has estimated that 87% of transported poultry is broiler chickens. Broiler death losses during transport average 0.2% but can vary greatly. In layers, low feather cover is associated with more mortalities and in broilers, poor health ...

Author(s)
Weeks, C. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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This chapter discusses the normal and abnormal behaviours and fearfulness of broilers and their welfare implications.

Author(s)
Sanotra, G. S.; Weeks, C. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998053)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Poultry handling and transport.

This chapter reviews on the systems of housing, catching, handling and transport of different poultry animals. Highlight of the review focused on the animal welfare aspects such as proper training of farm personnel in handling birds more efficiently and humanely as possible. Topics also discussed...

Author(s)
Weeks, C. A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932190)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measuring and auditing broiler welfare.

This book discusses the scientific basis for the measurement and auditing of the welfare of broilers for meat production. It is divided into three parts, where Part 1 presents the ways in which the birds can serve as indicators of welfare, Part 2 examines some of the more important aspects the...

Author(s)
Weeks, C. A.; Butterworth, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998053)
Type
Book
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Cover for Light.

This chapter presents the effect of artificial light environments (light levels, colour, photoperiod and flicker) on the welfare of broilers in terms of vision, behaviour, lameness and mortality.

Author(s)
Prescott, N. B.; Kristensen, H. H.; Wathes, C. M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998053)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Air hygiene.

Air hygiene in a broiler house is poor by comparison with the quality of air experienced by a chicken outdoors. It is remarkable that the modern broiler chicken tolerates the high burden of aerial pollutants, and yet there are grounds for concern that its welfare may be compromised by chronic...

Author(s)
Wathes, C. M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998053)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Stocking density.

At present most welfare regulations focus on the control of minimum requirements of space and other environmental factors. It is assumed that welfare (as expressed by behavioural, morphological and physiological indicators) will not be compromised when the maximum stocking density is not exceeded....

Author(s)
Bessei, W.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998053)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transport and handling.

Modern broiler production systems involve the intensive rearing of large numbers of birds on geographically dispersed sites and their subsequent harvesting/catching at slaughter weight and transport on purpose-built vehicles to centralized processing plants. Both catching and transport represent...

Author(s)
Mitchell, M. A.; Kettlewell, P. J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998053)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Primary processing of poultry.

The slaughter and processing of poultry based on an electrical waterbath stunning system and the effects on carcass and meat quality are discussed in this chapter.

Author(s)
Wotton, S.; Wilkins, L. J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998053)
Type
Book chapter

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