Poultry

Are keel bone fractures a growing problem for the layer-hen industry?

Discusses the skeletal health of layer hens, using keel bone fractures as an indicator.

Author: 
Niall, Richard
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3292
Essay Description: 
Discusses the skeletal health of layer hens, using keel bone fractures as an indicator.
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Furnished cages, are they really an improvement to layers' welfare?

This essay compares furnished cages with conventional cages and other non-cage options in respect to their welfare benefits for laying hens and investigates how furnished cage can be modified to encourage natural behaviours.

Author: 
Wheeldon, Sarah
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3294
Essay Description: 
This essay compares furnished cages with conventional cages and other non-cage options in respect to their welfare benefits for laying hens and investigates how furnished cage can be modified to encourage natural behaviours.
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Discusses newly developed, non-surgical methods as alternatives to beak trimming to prevent injurious feather pecking

Examines alternative non-surgical methods, such as feather spraying and providing opportunities for natural behaviours, to reduce feather pecking and improve layer welfare

Author: 
Kennedy, Lisa
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3285
Essay Description: 
Examines alternative non-surgical methods, such as feather spraying and providing opportunities for natural behaviours, to reduce feather pecking and improve layer welfare. RSPCA Australia Poultry Welfare Science Prize 2012
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An exploration of Animal Welfare Improvements that may be gained for Farmed Chickens by Adopting Alternative Slaughter Technologies

Looks at technologies to improving slaughter conditions for chickens

Author: 
Drew, Kate
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3260
Essay Description: 
Looks at technologies to improving slaughter conditions for chickens. RSPCA Australia Poultry Welfare Science Prize 2011
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The Importance of Reducing Stocking Density to Improve Broiler Welfare

Demonstrates that reducing stocking density on broiler farms will significantly improve broiler welfare.

Author: 
Bahal, Pooja
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3266
Essay Description: 
Demonstrates that reducing stocking density on broiler farms will significantly improve broiler welfare.
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Welfare of Layer Hens: Recent Developments and Implications for Freerange Production

Looks at ways to balance welfare needs with disease prevention in layer hens. Issues such as feather pecking and improving psychological well-being within layer flocks are examined.

Author: 
O'Reilly, Rachel
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3267
Essay Description: 
Looks at ways to balance welfare needs with disease prevention in layer hens. Issues such as feather pecking and improving psychological well-being within layer flocks are examined.
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Alternative Solutions to Beak trimming in Layer Hens to Reduce Feather pecking and Improve Welfare

Suggests ways to reduce the significant welfare problem of feather pecking in layer hens.

Author: 
Keyes, Smantha
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3268
Essay Description: 
Suggests ways to reduce the significant welfare problem of feather pecking in layer hens.
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Recent Welfare Developments in Pre-slaughter Stunning Techniques for Broiler Chickens

Explores welfare improvements to the stunning and slaughtering system used in the poultry industry.

Author: 
Ewen, Eloise
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3250
Essay Description: 
Explores welfare improvements to the stunning and slaughtering system used in the poultry industry.
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New insights into the Impact of different Housing Systems on the Welfare of intensively reared Layer Hens

Discusses differences in welfare parameters between alternative housing systems for layer hens.

Author: 
Cook, Emma
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3251
Essay Description: 
Discusses differences in welfare parameters between alternative housing systems for layer hens.
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Improving Welfare of Broiler Chickens at Slaughter

Explores humane methods for stunning and slaughtering chickens.

Author: 
Jordon, Ann
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3243
Essay Description: 
Explores humane methods for stunning and slaughtering chickens.
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