Animal Welfare

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Working smarter: How multi-tier aviaries can help solve labor issues
As the cage-free egg trend continues to grow in North American markets, the amount of skilled and consistent labor required to maintain operations has not followed. One of the top barriers to efficient, profitable, cage-free egg facilities ...
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Advantages of multi-tier aviaries in cage-free egg production
Cage-free facilities remain a dominant trend in North American egg production, driven by the growing demands of consumers, supermarkets, restaurants and others in the food supply chain. When transitioning from conventional egg production to ...
Friday, July 2, 2021
Raising animals without antibiotics: US producer and veterinarian experiences and opinions
Ensuring the safety, health, and overall well-being of animals raised for food is both an ethical obligation and a critical component of providing safe food products. The use of antibiotics for maintaining animal health has come under scrut ...
Monday, February 8, 2021
The impact of early life nutrition and housing on growth and reproduction in dairy cattle
Contentious issues in calf rearing include milk feeding practices and single versus group housing. The current study was performed on a high producing 170 Holstein cow dairy farm, to investigate the impact of nutrition and housing on growth ...
Monday, July 13, 2020
The role of housing environment and dietary protein source on gut microbiota of chicken
The gut microbiota of chicken has received much attention due to its importance for bird health, food safety, and performance. In the United States, the impending transition to cage-free housing environments has raised many questions about ...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Antimicrobial removal on piglets promotes health and higher bacterial diversity in the nasal microbiota
The view on antimicrobials has dramatically changed due to the increased knowledge on the importance of microbiota composition in different body parts. Antimicrobials can no longer be considered only beneficial, but also potentially deleter ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Natural beak smoothing
Beak treatment is a preventive measure to reduce damage caused by injurious pecking (such as feather pecking, vent pecking and cannibalism) and thereby improves livability and uniformity of the flock.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Reducing mortality, improving animal welfare and performances with Durelax
Animal welfare is an international preoccupation which has important impacts on zootechnical performances. The World Organization for Animal Health has developed standards on animal welfare and an European project, Welfare quality, to solve ...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Effect of diet supplementation with chelated zinc, copper and manganese on hoof lesions of loose housed sows
Hoof lesions are very common among sows and have been associated with lameness, early removal and compromised welfare and productivity. Although housing conditions and management can have an external effect on hoof health status, the role o ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Air quality in alternative housing systems may have an impact on laying hen welfare. Part I-Dust
The new legislation for laying hens in the European Union put a ban on conventional cages. Production systems must now provide the hens with access to a nest, a perch, and material for dust bathing. These requirements will improve the behav ...
Monday, August 29, 2016
BASF Natugrain TS minimises the occurrence of wet litter for broilers consuming diets containing wheat, at the same time improves bird performance and welfare
Consistent feed quality is a key success factor for the broiler industry. A change in major diet ingredients, e.g. replacing corn with wheat, frequently results in evidently depressed bird performance and wet poultry litter. The key reason ...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Optimize sow performance through efficient mineral supplementation
For many decades the focus for sow farmers has been on increasing the number of total weaned piglets per sow per year. This number has been steadily rising, with more and more farmers now reaching the impressive number of 35 piglets weaned ...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Chilean salmon farming on the horizon of sustainability: Review of the development of a highly intensive production, the ISA Crisis and implemented actions to reconstruct a more sustainable aquaculture industry
The aim of the present chapter is to give an overview of the salmon aquaculture in Chile. Firstly, we describe how salmon farming rose up in a country without native salmonids, and the succeeding establishment of a highly organised and glob ...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Purification of chicken carbonic anhydrase sozyme-III (CA-III) and its measurement in White Leghorn chickens
The developmental profile of chicken carbonic anhydrase-III (CA-III) blood levels has not been previously determined or reported. We isolated CA-III from chicken muscle and investigated age related changes in the levels of CA-III in blood.

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