Veterinary Research, 2019, 50:38, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13567-019-0657-8

2019 | by Ida Cecilie Naundrup Thøfner, Louise Ladefoged Poulsen, Magne Bisgaard, Henrik Christensen, Rikke Heidemann Olsen, Jens Peter Christensen | Print Article

Footpad lesions are an important factor in evaluation of animal welfare in broilers regulated by law; however, no legal requirements have been set for the parent birds. Nevertheless, the present study confirms that foot health in broiler breeders declines significantly with increasing age, thus potentially impairing the animal welfare due to pain and discomfort from footpad dermatitis. Furthermore, this is the first report demonstrating a correlation between the presence of footpad lesions and systemic bacterial infections with Gram-positive cocci in broiler breeder birds.


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  • bevis 2 months ago

    Nevertheless, the present study confirms that foot health in a broiler,. breeders decline significantly with increasing age...

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