Testing systems of avian perch deterrents on electric power distribution poles in sage-brush habitat
Contributor(s):: Dwyer, James F., Doloughan, Kerrin W.
Effects of catching and transportation versus pre-slaughter handling at the abattoir on the prevalence of wing fractures in broilers
Contributor(s):: Kittelsen, K. E., Granquist, E. G., Vasdal, G., Tolo, E., Moe, R. O.
Fractures occurring in conscious broiler chickens are painful and severely compromise animal welfare. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of pre-slaughter handling procedures on the frequency of wing fractures. Wings were examined for fractures in 11,609 broilers, from 12...
Morphological changes in European goldfinches ( Carduelis carduelis ) released by bird trappers
Contributor(s):: Dominguez, J., Vidal, M., Tapia, L.
In Spain, several Autonomous Communities have granted licenses to capture European goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis parva) during the post-breeding period, from August to December. In Galicia (NW Spain) and other Autonomous Communities, after 5-7 months of captivity, many birds are released. We...
The effects of light intensity and light source on injuries due to pecking of male domestic turkeys ( Meleagris gallopavo )
Contributor(s):: Moinard, C., Lewis, P. D., Perry, G. C., Sherwin, C. M.
It has been shown that, in small groups of intact male domestic turkeys, supplementary ultraviolet (UV-A) radiation, visual barriers, and added straw (environmental enrichment) minimize the incidence of injurious pecking under incandescent light at 5 lux. This paper describes two experiments,...