Effects of distance and barriers between resources on bone and tendon strength and productive performance of broiler chickens.

@article{RuizFeria2014EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of distance and barriers between resources on bone and tendon strength and productive performance of broiler chickens.},
  author={Ciro A. Ruiz-Feria and J J Arroyo-Villegas and Arturo Pro-Mart{\'i}nez and Jaime Bautista-Ortega and Arturo Cortes-Cuevas and Carlos Narciso-Gayt{\'a}n and Aleida Selene Hern{\'a}ndez-C{\'a}zares and J Gallegos-S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2014},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={1608-17}
}
Lameness or leg weakness is becoming an important problem in broilers selected for rapid growth, and although the causes are not known, sedentary behavior could be a cause. Two experiments were conducted to study the effects of distance and the presence of ramps between resources (feed and water) on bone and tendon strength, ability to stand, and productive performance. In experiment 1, straight run Ross 708 chicks (n = 1,260) were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatments: 1.0, 3.3, or 6.6 m… CONTINUE READING

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