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Record number 406679
Title Pilotstudie naar welzijnsaspecten van kammen dubben bij hanen van legrassen = Pilot study welfare implications of dubbing combs of cockerels of Leghorn parent stock
Author(s) Niekerk, T.G.C.M. van; Gunnink, H.; Reuvekamp, B.F.J.
Source Lelystad : Wageningen UR Livestock Research (Rapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research 469)
Department(s) Livestock Research
LR - Backoffice
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) pluimveehouderij - kuikens - hanen - chirurgische handelingen - dierenwelzijn - poultry farming - chicks - cocks - surgical operations - animal welfare
Categories Animal Health and Welfare / Poultry
Abstract In a small pilot experiment the impact of comb dubbing on male chicks has been investigated. No effect on behaviour, growth and feed intake was recorded, suggesting that dubbing has no major effect on welfare of the chicks.
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