Do foot pad scores measure Turkey welfare

P.M. Hocking, A. Harkness, Teun Veldkamp, L.J. Vinco

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Abstract

The main aim of the project was to assess the painfulness of different levels of foot pad dermatitis (FPD) in turkeys. Three different analgesics (butorphanol, carprofen and meloxicam) were used to assess their effect on behaviour. Video recordings were taken when the birds were treated with either saline or one of the analgesics in a crossover experiment, with the aim of investigating whether or not FPD is a painful condition. The results did not show significant pain in affected turkeys. Carprofen may have an effect on behavior, whereas butorphanol and meloxicam did not.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Turkey Science and Production Conference
Subtitle of host publicationThe leading conference and meeting point for the European Turkey Industry
Pages20-23
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2017
Event11th Turkey Science and Production Conference: The leading meeting point for the European Turkey Industry - Carden Park Hotel and Golf Resort, Chester, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Mar 201710 Mar 2017
Conference number: 11th

Conference

Conference11th Turkey Science and Production Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityChester
Period9/03/1710/03/17

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