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Record number 495277
Title Licht op licht: licht en verlichting in de pluimveehouderij in relatie tot beschadigend pikgedrag
Author(s) Niekerk, T.G.C.M. van; Ellen, H.H.; Winkel, A.
Source Livestock Research Wageningen UR (Livestock Research rapport 922) - 33 p.
Department(s) LR - Animal Behaviour & Welfare
LR - Veehouderij en omgeving
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) pluimvee - licht - lichtregiem - gezichtsvermogen - verenpikken - pluimveehouderij - dierenwelzijn - dierlijke productie - hennen - huisvesting, dieren - diergezondheid - diergedrag - poultry - light - light regime - vision - feather pecking - poultry farming - animal welfare - animal production - hens - animal housing - animal health - animal behaviour
Categories Poultry / Animal Housing, Management and Care / Animal Health and Welfare
Abstract In this report an overview is given of the technical knowledge with regards to light. light sources and the vision of poultry. Recent developments in lighting of poultry houses are mainly focused on new light sources, specifically LED, and the presence of daylight. Daylight comprises UV, which for poultry is a visual part of the spectrum. Chickens also see better in the red and green-blue spectrum. Technically it is possible to make lamps in the desired spectrum, but there is insufficient knowledge of the demands of the bird to be able to tune the lamps to their needs.
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