Welfare assessment in broiler farms: transect walks versus individual scoring.


Current scientific approaches to welfare assessment in broilers are based on individual sampling that can be time consuming under field conditions. On the other hand, farmers conduct routine checks based on walks through the house to screen birds' health condition. We adapted the walks through following line transect methodology used in wildlife studies to… (More)
DOI: 10.3382/ps.2013-03229

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