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Type: Book (edited)
Title: Poultry Welfare Issues - Beak Trimming
Publisher: Nottingham University Press
Publisher Place: Great Britain
Issue Date: 2005
ISBN: 9781904761204
Editor: Glatz, P.
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Edited by P. C. Glatz
Contents: What is beak-trimming and why are birds trimmed? Ethics of beak-trimming and cannibalism. Acute and chronic pain in beak-trimmed chickens. The anatomy and innervation of the chicken beak: effects of trimming and re-trimming. Physiological and behavioural aspects of beak-trimming in poultry. Production responses of beaktrimmed birds. Bird health and handling issues associated with beak-trimming. Alternatives to beak-trimming: Environmental enrichment can reduce feather pecking; Genetics; Interaction between nutrition and cannibalism in laying hens; Light intensity; Management of body weight; Abrasive devices to blunt the beak tip; Use of fitted devices and stock wound sprays. References. Index.
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