Validation of Meyn Footpad Inspection System

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The current report describes the results of a validation of the Meyn Footpad Inspection System, a video imaging system to score footpad lesions in broiler chickens at the slaughter plant. It was suggested that the system might assign a different score to footpad lesions compared to a trained manual scorer. Therefore, on the request of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Wageningen Livestock Research performed a limited validation of the system during two days at a commercial plant in The Netherlands. During the validation, the footpad lesion score was determined in a sample of each flock slaughtered on that particular day, manually by a trained observer as well as by the camera system, and the results were compared. This reports describes the results of this validation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Livestock Research
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameWageningen Livestock Research report
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • animal welfare
  • animal production
  • poultry
  • animal health


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