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Cover for Poultry breeding.

In this chapter, the major breeding goals for each of the poultry products (eggs and meat) are discussed. An outline on how the breeding and selection methods have been developed appropriately on chicken meat (broiler) and chicken egg sectors was also presented.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving animal welfare: a practical approach.

The third edition of this book contains a total of 20 chapters (including 3 new chapters), including the implementation of an effective animal welfare programme; the importance of measurement to improve the welfare of livestock, poultry and fish; the social and ethical importance of agricultural...

ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetics of feather pigmentation and chicken plumage colouration.

The chicken's plumage is defined by the structure and colour of its feathers. Plumage colour is a feature used in modern poultry breeding to distinguish between breeds, strains and pure lines. It is therefore important in strain security. Sex-linked genes affecting plumage colour and patterns and...

Author(s)
Olori, V. E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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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
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Cover for Elements of poultry nutrition.

This chapter discussed the five components in poultry diet namely: energy, protein, minerals, vitamins and water. Highlights focused on the effect of nutrient shortage or imbalance in relation to other nutrients on the performance of the animals particularly on production of eggs and meat.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrating feeding programmes into organic production systems.

A review on the impact of integrating nutritional programmes with housing systems, and genotypes on the performance and profitability of an organic poultry farming system was presented in this chapter.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Technologies for increasing the productivity of poultry: welfare implications.

This chapter discusses the common background of broilers and layer chickens; conflicting breeding goals for meat and egg production; genetic improvements and side effects in broiler chickens; welfare of broiler breeders; genetic improvements and side effect in laying hens; development and...

Author(s)
Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intensification - the pressures of volume.

This chapter discusses the regulatory, behavioural, housing and welfare aspects of chickens and pigs in intensive production systems.

Author(s)
D'Silva, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Domestic fowl (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gallus gallus domesticus</i>).

This chapter describes the history of chicken domestication, the physiological aspects of normal and abnormal behaviour and their health and welfare implications.

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.; Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391391)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The rise of the inclusive approach to change in animal welfare.

This chapter presents guidelines that large scale animal producers and big companies of meat and egg producing animals should follow in order to assure the public that the welfare of animals are being considered such as proper space allowance, ability to move, cage-free hens, and stress free...

Author(s)
Lymbery, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter

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