P. Grass Sørensen

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A total of 2,118 birds from 2 strains were allocated to 12 groups of 93 to 100 each in 2 time-separated replicates. The development of foot pad dermatitis (FPD) and hock burn (HB) were recorded weekly from d 8 to slaughter on a set sample of live animals (7 per group). In addition, feet and hocks of all birds were investigated at slaughter at either 4, 6(More)
The effects of stocking density (STD) on leg weakness in broiler chickens was assessed in two trials. The interaction between age and STD on leg weakness was further evaluated in one trial. In Trial 1, walking ability was assessed at 28, 42, and 49 d of age. Birds were stocked at 833, 625, or 435 cm2 per bird. In Trial 2, birds were stocked at 625 or 455(More)
In three independent experimental infection studies, the susceptibility and course of infection of three pathogens considered of importance in most poultry production systems, Ascaridia galli, Salmonella Enteritidis and Pasteurella multocida were compared in two chicken breeds, the indigenous Vietnamese Ri and the commercial Luong Phuong. Furthermore, the(More)
This study compared the prevalence and intensity of infections of helminths in 2 chicken breeds in Vietnam, the indigenous Ri and the exotic Luong Phuong. Also, possible correlations with the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) were tested. The most prevalent helminths were Ascaridia galli, Heterakis beramporia, Tetrameres mothedai, Capillaria obsignata,(More)
Two trials were conducted to investigate whether manipulation of feeding pattern or early feed intake affected the prevalence of leg weakness in broiler chickens. In Trial 1, the birds were offered two, three, or four meals per day or consumed feed ad libitum. In Trial 2, a multifactorial design was used with age at start, duration of restriction, and(More)
1. Genetic variables of feather pecking (FP) behaviour in a 1993 commercial pure line of White Leghorns were estimated at the age of 6, 38 and 69 weeks. 2. Heritability estimates of performing FP were 0.05 +/- 0.06, 0.14* +/- 0.07 and 0.38** +/- 0.12 for 6, 38 and 69 weeks respectively for sum of pecks (PECKS) and 0.13* +/- 0.07, 0.13* +/- 0.07 and 0.35**(More)
A trial was conducted to investigate the susceptibility of different genotypes of broilers to leg weakness. Four crosses of commercial broiler lines were assessed. Birds were reared on commercial diets at commercial stocking densities. Indices of leg weakness examined included: walking ability, tibial dyschondroplasia (TD), foot pad burn, hock burn, and(More)
Efficient folding of carboxypeptidase Y is dependent on the presence of the proregion. Thus, denatured procarboxypeptidase Y, in contrast to the mature enzyme, refolds efficiently in vitro in low ionic strength buffers. Under these conditions denatured mature carboxypeptidase Y forms an inactive, soluble folding intermediate, which has been characterized in(More)
Thirteen genotypes of poultry were selected to represent a wide range of growth profiles and were fed either a non-limiting or Label Rouge diet. The birds' degree of lameness and liveweight were measured after 54 and 81 days. The birds reared on the Label Rouge diets were less lame than birds of the same genotype reared on the non-limiting diet. More(More)
The objectives of this study were 1) to detect quantitative trait loci (QTL) affecting direct and maternal calving traits at first calving in the Danish Holstein population, 2) to distinguish between pleiotropic and linked QTL for chromosome regions affecting more than one trait, and 3) to detect QTL affecting stillbirth and calving difficulties but not(More)