MARCH 16, 2017

| by anonymous author

Tackling piglet mortality

Newcastle University – Institute For Agri-food Research And Innovation

Protecting animal and crop production to feed a growing population is one of the major challenges facing society today, and a continued population increase means that more food will need to be produced in the next 35 years than has been in the last 10,000.

Article is currently not available, originally published on the N8 AgriFood website.

MARCH 15, 2017

| by A.R.S. Oliveira, J.P. Christensen, L. R. Nielsen

Inter-rater agreement in visual assessment of footpad dermatitis in Danish broiler chickens

Abstract

1. The performance of the scoring in the Danish footpad dermatitis (FPD) surveillance system was evaluated by determining inter-rater agreement in visual inspection of FPD in broilers between two independent raters (R1 and R2) and the official scoring at a Danish slaughterhouse.


2. FPD scores were evaluated in 1599 chicken feet. The two raters and the slaughterhouse scored equal proportions of score 0. So did R1 and R2 when assessing score 1 and the more severe lesion score 2, whereas the slaughterhouse scored a markedly higher proportion of score 1 and a lower proportion of score 2. Aggregated FPD ...