Microbiological impact of three commercial laying hen housing systems1

@inproceedings{Jones2015MicrobiologicalIO,
  title={Microbiological impact of three commercial laying hen housing systems1},
  author={Deana R. Jones and Nelson A Cox and Jean Y Guard and Paula J. Fedorka-Cray and Richard J. Buhr and Richard K. Gast and Zaid Abdo and Luanne L. Rigsby and Jodie R. Plumblee and Darrin Michael Karcher and Cara Irene Robison and Richard Alan Blatchford and Maja M. Makagon},
  booktitle={Poultry science},
  year={2015}
}
Hen housing for commercial egg production continues to be a societal and regulatory concern. Controlled studies have examined various aspects of egg safety, but a comprehensive assessment of commercial hen housing systems in the US has not been conducted. The current study is part of a holistic, multidisciplinary comparison of the diverse aspects of commercial conventional cage, enriched colony cage, and cage-free aviary housing systems and focuses on environmental and egg microbiology… CONTINUE READING
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