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Bone characteristics and body weight of broilers in different husbandry systems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9158885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. An experiment was conducted to determine the effect of husbandry systems on bone characteristics and body weight. Broilers were reared in 5 different husbandry systems: wire mesh (WM) floored cages from 0 to 7 weeks; WM floored cages from 0 to 3 weeks and then transferred to floor pens; plastic mesh (PM) floored cages from 0 to 7 weeks; PM floored cages from 0 to 3 weeks and then transferred to floor pens; floor pens from 0 to 7 weeks. 2. Body weight at 3 weeks of age was affected by the husbandry systems, being greatest for the birds reared in floor pens. At 7 weeks of age, male broilers reared in PM floored cages had the lowest body weight and body weight gain from 4 to 7 weeks. 3. Humerus weight and ash content were affected by cage rearing whereas tibia weight and ash were not. Birds reared in PM cages had shorter tibia and humeri than birds reared in floor pens.
B Tolon; S Yalcin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-14     Completed Date:  1997-08-14     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Poultry Science, Aegean University, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / metabolism,  physiology
Animal Husbandry / methods*
Body Weight / physiology*
Bone Density / physiology
Bone and Bones / anatomy & histology*,  physiology*
Chickens / anatomy & histology*,  growth & development,  physiology*
Housing, Animal / standards*
Humerus / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Sex Characteristics
Tibia / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Weight Gain / physiology

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