The effect of toe trimming on behavior, mobility, toe length and other indicators of welfare in tom turkeys.

@article{Fournier2015TheEO,
  title={The effect of toe trimming on behavior, mobility, toe length and other indicators of welfare in tom turkeys.},
  author={J. Fournier and K. Schwean-Lardner and T. Knezacek and S. Gomis and H. Classen},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2015},
  volume={94 7},
  pages={
          1446-53
        }
}
  • J. Fournier, K. Schwean-Lardner, +2 authors H. Classen
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Poultry science
  • Society is increasingly concerned about the welfare of animals kept for food production, for this reason, invasive procedures such as toe trimming in turkeys must be studied to assess the corresponding welfare implications and to ensure such procedures are acceptable for continued use. To this end, research was conducted to evaluate the welfare effects of toe trimming on toms raised to 140 d. The study used 306 Hybrid Converter toms, half of which were toe trimmed using a Microwave Claw… CONTINUE READING
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