Gas stunning reduces rejects in spent hen processing
The commercial egg industry should consider making use
of controlled atmosphere stunning for spent hens. This will not only decrease
the number of rejects, but will also improve hen welfare. Averting the next
pandemic Avian influenza keeps the poultry industry - particularly poultry
health researchers - very busy. Media attention, as well as an ongoing increase
in the number of outbreaks, demands that more action is focused on stopping the
scare for the next pandemic. US researchers are trying through cooperative
efforts to halt the disease.
Keywords: stunning, gas stunning, spent hens, layers, breeder hens
Source: World Poultry magazine. Issue 23.9
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