Causes of keel bone damage and their solutions in laying hens

Harlander, Alexandra; Rodenburg, TB; SANDILANDS, V; TOBALSKE, BW; Toscano, Michael Jeffrey (2015). Causes of keel bone damage and their solutions in laying hens. World's poultry science journal, 71(3), pp. 461-472. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/S0043933915002135

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Keel bone damage (KBD) is a critical issue facing the contemporary laying hen
industry due to the likely pain leading to compromised welfare and reduced
productivity. Recent reports suggest that KBD, while highly variable and likely
dependent on a host of factors, extends to all housing systems (including
traditional battery cages, furnished cages and non-cage systems), genetic lines,
and management styles. Despite the extent of the problem, the research
community remains uncertain as to the causes and influencing factors of KBD.
To combat these issues, the current review was produced following discussions
from the 1st International Keel Bone Damage Workshop held in Switzerland in
April 2014. This exercise sought to assess current knowledge, foster novel
collaborations, propose unique methodologies and highlight the key areas where
innovative research is needed. The following paper is based on the content of those
discussions and presents nine recommendations for future research efforts.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute > Animal Welfare Division
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)

UniBE Contributor:

Harlander, Alexandra and Toscano, Michael Jeffrey

ISSN:

0043-9339

Publisher:

Cambridge University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeremy Davidson Bailoo

Date Deposited:

17 Jun 2016 13:31

Last Modified:

30 Jul 2020 10:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1017/S0043933915002135

Related URLs:

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.82573

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/82573

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