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Wet litter – factors associated with the shed micro-environment and litter properties

Dunlop, Mark and Stuetz, Richard M. (2016) Wet litter – factors associated with the shed micro-environment and litter properties. In: 27th Australilan Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney.

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Publisher URL: http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/apss/documents/2016/APSS%202016%20Proceedings%20Final.pdf#page=37

Abstract

Wet litter in meat chicken sheds occurs as the result of multiple, interrelated causes. This paper discusses some of the sources of water in meat chicken sheds, the properties of litter and the contribution of the shed micro-environment. By increasing awareness of the factors associated with wet litter, it will empower the chicken meat industry with knowledge to identify causes and address local incidences through improved litter management. In general, wet litter will be caused by excess water going into the litter, insufficient evaporation and/or limited water holding capability of the litter. Some strategies to improve the effectiveness of ventilation to maintain litter dryness are discussed

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Business groups:Animal Science
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural structures. Farm buildings
Animal culture > Housing and environmental control
Deposited On:21 Jul 2016 00:32
Last Modified:21 Jul 2016 00:32

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