The Impacts of Colony Cages on the Welfare of Chickens Farmed for Meat
Contributor(s):: Mace, Jenny L., Knight, Andrew
There is growing interest in keeping meat chickens in modern colony cages (CCs) rather than conventional litter-floor barns. Suggested welfare improvements for chickens in such systems include reduced bodily lesions due to lower contact with flooring contaminated with faeces and urine, due to...
Farm Environmental Enrichments Improve the Welfare of Layer Chicks and Pullets: A Comprehensive Review
Contributor(s):: Xu, Dan, Shu, Gang, Liu, Yanting, Qin, Pingwu, Zheng, Yilei, Tian, Yaofu, Zhao, Xiaoling, Du, Xiaohui
Currently, cage housing is regarded as a global mainstream production system for laying hens. However, limited living space and confinement of birds in cages cause welfare and health problems, such as feather pecking, osteoporosis, obesity, and premature aging. Many studies have been conducted to...
Data Mining as a Tool to Infer Chicken Carcass and Meat Cut Quality from Autochthonous Genotypes
Contributor(s):: González Ariza, Antonio, Navas González, Francisco Javier, León Jurado, José Manuel, Arando Arbulu, Ander, Delgado Bermejo, Juan Vicente, Camacho Vallejo, María Esperanza
The present research aims to develop a carcass quality characterization methodology for minority chicken populations. The clustering patterns described across local chicken genotypes by the meat cuts from the carcass were evaluated via a comprehensive meta-analysis of ninety-one research...
Effects of on-farm hatching on short term stress indicators, weight gain, and cognitive ability in layer chicks
Contributor(s):: Witjes, Vivian L., Bruckmaier, Rupert M., Gebhardt-Henrich, Sabine G., Toscano, Michael J.
Red Junglefowl Chicks Seek Contact With Humans During Foraging Task
| Contributor(s):: Diana Rubene, Hanne Løvlie
Contact seeking with humans is documented in some domestic animals, mainly dogs, which have advanced communication skills. Domestication as a companion animal is thought to underlie this ability. However, also domesticated horses and goats display similar human-directed behaviors. This suggests...
Effect of lower temperature stimuli during incubation on fear and social-related behaviours in broilers
| Contributor(s):: Verlinden, Sara Maria Daniel, Larsen, Mona Lilian Vestbjerg, Debontridder, Pauline, Youssef, Ali, Everaert, Nadia, Norton, Tomas
Temperature is the most influential environmental parameter during egg incubation affecting embryo development, hatchability and post-hatch performance of broilers. Industrial incubation operates to control the temperature and humidity around the eggs closely based on predefined setpoints and...
Poultry Production and Sustainability in Developing Countries under the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons Learned
| Contributor(s):: Attia, Youssef A., Rahman, Md Tanvir, Hossain, Md Jannat, Basiouni, Shereen, Khafaga, Asmaa F., Shehata, Awad A., Hafez, Hafez M.
Poultry farming is a significant source of revenue generation for small farmers in developing countries. It plays a vital role in fulfilling the daily protein requirements of humans through meat and eggs consumption. The recently emerged pandemic Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) impacts the...
An attempt to use sound-imprinting to attract broilers onto elevated platforms for night-time roosting
| Contributor(s):: Sirovnik, Janja, Euteneuer, Pascal, von Borstel, Uta König
The development of fault bars in domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) increases with acute stressors and individual propensity: implications for animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Arrazola, A., Torrey, S.
A bibliometric analysis of past and emergent trends in animal welfare science
| Contributor(s):: Freire, R., Nicol, C. J.
Is the rotarod test an objective alternative to the gait score for evaluating walking ability in chickens?
| Contributor(s):: Malchow, J., Dudde, A., Berk, J., Krause, E. T., Sanders, O., Puppe, B., Schrader, L.
Improving leg health in broiler chickens: a systematic review of the effect of environmental enrichment
| Contributor(s):: Pedersen, I. J., Forkman, B.
Scratch the surface: Histopathology of foot-pad dermatitis in turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)
| Contributor(s):: Stracke, J., Klotz, D., Wohlsein, P., Dohring, S., Volkmann, N., Kemper, N., Spindler, B.
Comparison of novel mechanical cervical dislocation and a modified captive bolt for on-farm killing of poultry on behavioural reflex responses and anatomical pathology
| Contributor(s):: Martin, J. E., McKeegan, D. E. F., Sparrey, J., Sandilands, V.
Fit for transport? Broiler chicken fitness assessment for transportation to slaughter
| Contributor(s):: Jacobs, L., Delezie, E., Duchateau, L., Goethals, K., Vermeulen, D., Buyse, J., Tuyttens, F. A. M.
Sensitivity of the integrated Welfare Quality((R)) scores to changing values of individual dairy cattle welfare measures
| Contributor(s):: de Graaf, S., Ampe, B., Buijs, S., Andreasen, S. N., Des Roches, A. D., Van Eerdenburg, Fjcm, Haskell, M. J., Kirchner, M. K., Mounier, L., Radeski, M., Winkler, C., Bijttebier, J., Lauwers, L., Verbeke, W., Tuyttens, F. A. M.
Origin of the domestic chicken from modern biological and zooarchaeological approaches
| Contributor(s):: Eda, M.
2021Animal Frontiers11352-612160-605610.1093/af/vfab016EnglishHokkaido University Museum, Hokkaido University, Kita 10, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo Hokkaido 060-0810, Japan.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Role of Tryptophan-Kynurenine in Feather Pecking in Domestic Chicken Lines
| Contributor(s):: Patrick Birkl, Jacqueline Chow, Paul Forsythe, Johanna M. Gostner, Joergen B. Kjaer, Wolfgang A. Kunze, Peter McBride, Dietmar Fuchs, Alexandra Harlander-Matauschek
Research into the role of tryptophan (TRP) breakdown away from the serotonergic to the kynurenine (KYN) pathway by stimulating the brain-endocrine-immune axis system interaction has brought new insight into potential etiologies of certain human behavioral and mental disorders. TRP is involved...
Provision of Additional Cup Drinkers Mildly Alleviated Moderate Heat Stress Conditions in Broiler Chickens
| Contributor(s):: Iyasere, Oluwaseun S., Bateson, Melissa, Beard, Andrew P., Guy, Jonathan H.
Assessment of mobility and pain in broiler chickens with identifiable gait defects
| Contributor(s):: Tahamtani, Fernanda M., Herskin, Mette S., Foldager, Leslie, Murrell, Jo, Sandercock, Dale A., Riber, Anja B.
Gait defects, assessed as gait score (GS), is a common welfare problem in broiler chicken production. The aim of this study was to examine whether birds with GS2 experience pain and poor locomotor ability compared to birds of lower GS. From day 0–27 of age, 600 Ross 308 birds were housed...