Session 15. Poultry husbandry: welfare, breeding and nutrition

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Date: 31 August 2015; 14:00 – 18:00 hours
Chairperson: G. Das

Theatre Session 15

Feather pecking and cannibalism in 107 organic laying hen flocks in 8 European countries
M. Bestman and C. Verwer

Reducing feather pecking in commercial UK flocks – measuring success and overcoming barriers
Invited C.J. Nicol, P.E. Baker, J. Gittins, S.L. Lambton, J. Walton and C.A. Weeks

Genetic analysis of feather pecking in divergent selected lines and in an F2 cross
Invited J. Bennewitz, J. Kjaer and W. Bessei

Genetic selection on social genetic effects to reduce feather pecking in layers
E.D. Ellen, J. Visscher and P. Bijma

Breeding value predictions for survival in layers showing cannibalism
T. Brinker, E.D. Ellen and P. Bijma


Evaluation of an additional water supply in Pekin ducks (Anas platyrhynchos f.d.)
L. Klambeck, F. Kaufmann, J.D. Kammerling, N. Kemper and R. Andersson

Effects of physical water treatment on microbiological water quality and performance of turkeys
R. Boussarhane, R. Gunther, N. Kemper and J. Schulz

Relationships between residual feed intake and carcass traits in a population of F2 chickens
H. Emamgholi Begli, R. Vaez Torshizi, A.A. Masoudi, A. Ehsani and J. Jensen

Influence of non-starch polysaccharide-degrading enzymes on growth performance of broiler
A.R. Seidavi, S.M. Hashemi, F. Javandel and S. Gamboa


Poster Session 15

Is cyromazine in poultry feeds metabolized to melamine and transferred to meat and eggs?
C.W. Cruywagen, R. Basson and E. Pieterse

The eating quality of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos L.)
P. Janiszewski, D. Murawska, A. Gugolek, M. Zawacka and J. Folborski

Selected growth parameters of farm-raised Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos L.) ducklings
P. Janiszewski, D. Murawska, V. Hanzal, K. Tomaszewska and B.J. Bartyzel

Use of distilled dried grain with solubles in laying hens to replace soybean and sorghum
J.M. Uriarte, J.A. Romo, R. Barajas, H.R. Guemez and J.M. Romo

Taxonomic and functional caecal microbiome of hens fed with dry whey alone or with prebiotic
C. Pineda-Quiroga, A. Hurtado, A. Lanzen, R. Atxaerandio, R. Ruiz and A. Garcia-Rodriguez