Wet litter and perches as risk factors for the development of foot pad dermatitis in floor-housed hens.

@article{Wang1998WetLA,
  title={Wet litter and perches as risk factors for the development of foot pad dermatitis in floor-housed hens.},
  author={Guojun Wang and C Ekstrand and Johan Svedberg},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1998},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={191-7}
}
1. An experiment was conducted to determine whether different moisture levels of litter and perches with different hygienic conditions are involved in the manifestation of foot pad dermatitis in White Leghorn layers. 2. Four different treatments were compared: dry litter and dry perches; dry litter and wet perches; wet litter and dry perches; and wet litter and wet perches. Temperature, pH, air humidity and ammonia changes in the pens were monitored. 3. The mean prevalence of foot pad lesions… CONTINUE READING

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