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  1. Lameness is consistently better at predicting broiler chicken performance in mobility tests than other broiler characteristics

    Contributor(s):: Caplen, G., Hothersall, B., Nicol, C. J., Parker, R. M. A., Waterman-Pearson, A. E., Weeks, C. A., Murrell, J. C.

    To determine whether lame broilers are in pain it is necessary to compare measures of lameness and mobility before and after analgesic treatment. Such measures should not be unduly affected by other bird characteristics. This study assessed the performance of lame (gait score, GS 3-4) and...

  2. The effect of fine granular sand on pododermatitis in captive greater flamingos ( Phoenicopterus roseus)

    Contributor(s):: Wyss, F., Wenker, C., Hoby, S., Houwald, F. von, Schumacher, V., Doherr, M. G., Robert, N.

    Pododermatitis is a worldwide health and animal welfare problem in captive flamingos (Phoenicopteridae). Since sub-optimal substrate or flooring has been described as a factor in the development of pododermatitis in poultry and raptors, it is also suspected to play a role in flamingo foot health....

  3. Avian influenza biosecurity: a key for animal and human protection

    Contributor(s):: Nikolas Charisis

    Modern security methods have provided the best way of preventing the spread of a communicable disease since people realised that human and animal contact can transmit exotic diseases. The avian influenza virus is readily transmitted through animal vectors and inanimate matter and incurs...

  4. Sancassania berlesei (Michael, 1903): an opportunistic mite infesting litters in poultry farms causing dermatitis in humans and animals

    Contributor(s):: M. Principato, F. Lisi, I. Moretta, N. Samra, F. Puccetti

    Reported herein are some cases of human dermatitis caused by S. berlesei, a mite coming from seriously infested poultry farms. It appears unable to determine traumatic lesions on human skin, but it causes itch and inflammation also at the level of mucosas. Besides this mite can be found...

  5. United States Animal Health Association

    The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA), the nation's animal health forum for over a century, is a science-based, non-profit, voluntary organization. Its 1,100 members are state and federal animal health officials, national allied organizations, regional representatives, and...

  6. Can substrate in early rearing prevent feather pecking in adult laying hens?

    Contributor(s):: Jong, I. C. de, Reuvekamp, B. F. J., Gunnink, H.

  7. Close human presence reduces avoidance behaviour in commercial caged laying hens to an approaching human

    Contributor(s):: Edwards, L. E., Coleman, G. J., Hemsworth, P. H.

    The quality of human contact that hens are exposed to will determine the degree of fear of humans that they experience. This has consequences for the welfare of commercial laying hens, as hens that are afraid of humans will be regularly exposed to a fear-provoking stressor. Hens can be habituated...

  8. Communicable diseases and the human-animal relationship - Mini Review

    Contributor(s):: Webber, R.

  9. Human-animal relationships at sheep and cattle abattoirs

    Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., Rice, M., Hemsworth, P. H.

  10. Killing wild geese with carbon dioxide or a mixture of carbon dioxide and argon

    Contributor(s):: Gerritzen, M. A., Reimert, H. G. M., Lourens, A., Bracke, M. B. M., Verhoeven, M. T. W.

  11. Religious slaughter: data from surveys and spot-check visits in Italy and animal welfare issues

    Contributor(s):: Cenci-Goga, B. T., Sechi, P., Cuccurese, A., Poeta, A., Angelis, G. de, Marini, P., Mattiacci, C., Rossi, R., Pezzato, R., Salamano, G., Santori, P.

  12. The effect of pre-stun shocks in electrical water-bath stunners on carcase and meat quality in broilers

    Contributor(s):: Rao, M. A., Knowles, T. G., Wotton, S. B.

  13. The welfare of laying hens in conventional cages and alternative systems: first steps towards a quantitative comparison

    Contributor(s):: Freire, R., Cowling, A.

  14. Cruelty and legislation

    Contributor(s):: Harrison, R.

  15. Role of the oviduct in maintaining sustained fertility in hens

    Contributor(s):: M. R. Bakst

    In poultry, sperm transferred by natural mating or AI into the distal end of the vagina immediately begin their ascent to the utero-vaginal junction (UVJ) at the anterior end of the vagina. However, due to an intense selection process in the vagina, less than 1% of the sperm transferred actually...

  16. Role of abiotic factors on the development and life history of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)

    Contributor(s):: Leslie Holmes

    Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) has been found to successfully reduce manure in confined animal feeding operations of poultry, swine and bovine. In equatorial climates, H. illucens is active year round, however, in more temperate climates they are only active during the warmer...

  17. Farm & Home Science Vol. 3 No. 3, September 1942

    Even though chickens are efficient in converting raw farm product into human food, every locality has some poultry flocks with low production from which little or no profit is obtained. This is because the owner in most instances fails to recognize and give careful attention to all the factors...

  18. A method for the economic valuation of animal welfare benefits using a single welfare score

    | Contributor(s):: Bennett, R., Kehlbacher, A., Balcombe, K.

  19. A non-intrusive method of assessing plumage condition in commercial flocks of laying hens

    | Contributor(s):: Bright, A., Jones, T. A., Dawkins, M. S.

  20. Aversion to the inhalation of nitrogen and carbon dioxide mixtures compared to high concentrations of carbon dioxide for stunning rabbits

    | Contributor(s):: Llonch, P., Rodriguez, P., Velarde, A., Abreu de Lima, V., Dalmau, A.