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Title: Gut impaction in free range hens
Contributor(s): Ruhnke, Isabelle (author)orcid ; Cowling, G (author); Sommerlad, M (author); Swick, Robert A (author)orcid ; Choct, Mingan (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: This case study reports the outcome of an extreme overconsumption of pasture by free-range laying birds. It outlines the consequences of malnutrition due to animal behavior and housing condition in free-range laying hens, such as increased mortality and morbidity, leading to reduced animal welfare outcomes and compromised bird performance. This paper suggests a number of practical solutions and outlines the significance of future studies on fibre intake in free range birds.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 26th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 9th - 11th February, 2015
Conference Details: 26th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 9th - 11th February, 2015
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, p. 242-244
Publisher: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 1034-6260
Field of Research (FOR): 070202 Animal Growth and Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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Series Name: Australian Poultry Science Symposium Proceedings
Series Number : 26
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