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Establishment of gastro-intestinal helminth infections in free-range chickens: a longitudinal on farm study
(SCHLUETERSCHE VERLAGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH & CO KGSchlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, 2014)
In conclusion chickens kept on free-range farms are exposed to high risks of nematode infections and have high mortality rates with no obvious link to parasite infections. Once the farm environment is contaminated with the ...
Climatic conditions in sow barns in Northern Germany
(EUGEN ULMER GMBH CO, 2014)
With regard to the growing concerns on global climate change, this study aimed at describing basic climatic conditions in sow barns. On 10 piglet producing farms, temperature and relative humidity were measured in the ...
Labour time required for piglet castration with isoflurane-anaesthesia using shared and stationary inhaler devices
Isoflurane-anaesthesia combined with an analgesic represents a welfare-friendly method of pain mitigation for castration of piglets. However, it requires an inhaler device, which is uneconomic for small farms. Sharing a ...
Genetic variation for worm burdens in laying hens naturally infected with gastro-intestinal nematodes
In conclusion, there is a high variation attributable to genetic background of chickens in their responses to naturally acquired nematode infections. The high positive genetic correlation between counts of closely related ...
Future consequences and challenges for dairy cow production systems arising from climate change in Central Europe - a review
It is well documented that global warming is unequivocal. Dairy production systems are considered as important sources of greenhouse gas emissions; however, little is known about the sensitivity and vulnerability of these ...