Key Welfare Indicators for Poultry Production
The research aimed to identify measurable indicators of poutry welfare and distinguish between "lead" and "lag" indicators to show performance during the growing cycle. "Lead" indicators provide the opportunity for remedial action for immediate improvement.
Year of Publication2007
The study examined indicators such as stocking density, mortality, leg health, factory rejections, air and litter quality, water quality and consumption. It showed the multi-factorial nature of the many issues and recommended that the poultry industry focus more on the lead indicators identified and suggested a development programme with special emphasis on water quality and consumption.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Poultry & egg production
- Subject Collection > Food & drink > Food & drink supply chains
- Subject Collection > Food & drink > Poultry products
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Animal health & welfare
Additional keywords/tagsair humiditydermatitisgait scoringintra crop performance indicatorslamenessleg cullsmalabsorption syndromewet litter
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