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|Title:||Poultry Welfare Issues - Beak Trimming|
|Publisher:||Nottingham University Press|
|Publisher Place:||Great Britain|
|Edited by P. C. Glatz|
|Contents:||What is beak-trimming and why are birds trimmed? Ethics of beak-trimming and cannibalism. Acute and chronic pain in beak-trimmed chickens. The anatomy and innervation of the chicken beak: effects of trimming and re-trimming. Physiological and behavioural aspects of beak-trimming in poultry. Production responses of beaktrimmed birds. Bird health and handling issues associated with beak-trimming. Alternatives to beak-trimming: Environmental enrichment can reduce feather pecking; Genetics; Interaction between nutrition and cannibalism in laying hens; Light intensity; Management of body weight; Abrasive devices to blunt the beak tip; Use of fitted devices and stock wound sprays. References. Index.|
|Appears in Collections:||Animal and Veterinary Sciences publications|
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