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Author Garcia, Ea ♦ Filho, Ja Vieira ♦ Molino, Ab ♦ Pelícia, K. ♦ Silva, Ap ♦ Oba, E. ♦ Paz, Icla ♦ Santos, Ta
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Content type Text
Publisher Fundação APINCO de Ciência e Tecnologia Avícolas
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2018-06-12
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) SF1-1100 ♦ SF600-1100 ♦ QL1-991
Subject Keyword Stress ♦ Beak treatment ♦ Infrared radiation ♦ Welfare ♦ Poultry production
Abstract ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to compare the effects of beak trimming by hot blade or infrared radiation on production indicators and plasma levels of corticosterone in pullets. During the rearing phase, an entirely random delineation was used a 2 x 3 factorial design (two different techniques for beak trimming x 3 strains), a total of six treatments with six repetitions of 20 hens. In the growing phase, the previous treatments were divided into 12, with eight repetitions with seven hens. These treatments were then distributed in a factorial design of 2 x 3 x 2 (two methodologies for beak trimming during rearing phase x three strains x with or without beak trimming at ten weeks of age). In the rearing phase the birds treated by infrared radiation had a lower total consumption and a longer beak length. In the growing phase, the execution of beak trimming at ten weeks of age, led to a lower total consumption and a lower body weight, but a better food conversion, when compared to those hens that did not have beak treatment. Beak trimming at ten weeks did not change the plasmatic levels of corticosterone.
ISSN 1516635X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
e-ISSN 1516635X
Journal Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 1
Page Count 8
Starting Page 63
Ending Page 70


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