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Warm weather transport of broiler chickens in Manitoba. I. Farm management factors associated with death loss in transit to slaughter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17310626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This observational study was conducted to identify flock of origin level factors associated with mortality during transport to slaughter of 1 090 733 Manitoba broiler chickens in spring and early summer. The death loss in transit was 0.346% (3778 birds). Death loss on the farm of origin during the growing phase of production and bird body weight at slaughter were associated with increased mortality in-transit. Death loss during production significantly exceeded, while crowding of growing birds was significantly less than, European proposed animal welfare standards.
Mairead E Drain; Terry L Whiting; Drona P Rasali; Vic A D'Angiolo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0008-5286     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-21     Completed Date:  2007-03-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004653     Medline TA:  Can Vet J     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Office of the Chief Veterinarian, Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Initiatives, 545 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5S6.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry / methods*
Animal Welfare*
Stress, Physiological / mortality,  veterinary*
Transportation / methods*

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