Effects of Dimethyl Anthranilate-Based Repellents on Behavior, Plumage Condition, Egg Quality, and Performance in Laying Hens

@article{Teri2020EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of Dimethyl Anthranilate-Based Repellents on Behavior, Plumage Condition, Egg Quality, and Performance in Laying Hens},
  author={D. Ter{\vc}i{\vc} and Mojca Pan{\vc}ur and Du{\vs}anka Jordan and Manja Zupan {\vS}emrov},
  journal={Frontiers in Veterinary Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={7}
}
Feather pecking is a behavior that occurs in order to cope with a constrained environment and is a serious problem in the egg production industry. This longitudinal study was conducted under commercial conditions to investigate whether the application of two repellent mixtures, previously suggested as aversive to wild birds, to the plumage of Prelux-R hybrid egg layers is a viable alternative to beak trimming as a solution to discourage feather pecking among laying hens. A total of 180… Expand
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