Effects of green LED light during incubation and dietary mineral variety during rearing on tibia characteristics of broiler chickens at slaughter age

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Abstract

Suboptimal leg health, which can be observed in fast growing broiler chickens, is known to result in pain, stress and mortality, and consequently affects welfare and natural locomotion-related behaviours negatively. Incubation conditions, such as lighting, may stimulate bone development of the embryo and leg health in later life. Moreover, mineral variety and consequently mineral availability for the chicken could affect post-natal bone development, and might reduce locomotion-related problems and risk on injuries during depopulation, transportation and slaughtering. This study was designed to evaluate effects of green LED light during incubation and dietary mineral variety for both macro (Ca and P) and trace (Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, Se) minerals during the rearing period on tibia morphological, biophysical and mechanical characteristics in fast-growing broiler chickens at slaughter age.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals
EditorsRupert M. Bruckmaier, Josef J. Gross
Place of PublicationBern, Switserland
PublisherUniversity of Bern
Pages193-193
ISBN (Print)9783906813936
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event17th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals (ICPD) - Bern, Switzerland
Duration: 27 Jun 201929 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals (ICPD)
CountrySwitzerland
CityBern
Period27/06/1929/06/19

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