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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Different Light Intensity On The Behavior And Welfare Of Commercial Broiler Chicks
Author: Vercellino R.D.A.
De Moura D.J.
Maia A.P.D.A.
Medeiros B.B.L.
De Carvalho T.R.M.
Salgado D.D.
Naas I.D.A.
Abstract: In Brazil, the use of buildings with negative pressure system is increasing. The influence of different colors of side curtains on bird's behavior is unknown. Depending on the curtain's color its causes more or less luminosity inside the building, especially because the birds are photosensitivity. The luminosity has direct influence on the incidence of leg problems, and the UV rays may prevent it. This research aimed to evaluate the use of different curtain's colors of broiler houses with negative pressure system with an emphasis in behavior and the incidence of leg problems. Three poultry farms located in Tietê / SP and Cerquilho / SP were studied, where treatment T1 was a negative pressure broiler house with black curtain, treatment T2 negative pressure broiler house with blue curtain and treatment T3 negative pressure broiler house with yellow curtain. Environmental data, animal behavior and the incidence of leg problems were monitored, during 3 flocks. Also, variable "Comfort TA" was created to evaluate the environmental conditions of the studied broiler houses. It was found a significant difference in bird's behavior between treatments and some of them were related to luminosity. There was no relation between the incidence of leg problems with the light intensity and ultraviolet rays. The behavior of birds was influenced by the environmental variables.
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Date Issue: 2012
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