Holostic Approach Needed to Prevent Osteoporosis and Bone Fractures in Laying Hens

The Farm Animal Welfare Council has reported on its review on osteoporosis and bone fractures in laying hens, which are judged to be serious welfare issues in terms of pain and limiting the bird's mobility to reach feed and water. Breeders, nutritionists, housing/equipment designers, farm managers and legislators need to work together to eliminate these conditions, it concludes.
calendar icon 23 February 2011
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