Factors affecting mortality risk during transportation of broiler chickens for slaughter in Atlantic Canada

Factors affecting mortality risk during transportation of broiler chickens for slaughter in... Preventive Veterinary Medicine 147 (2017) 199–208 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Preventive Veterinary Medicine journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/prevetmed Factors affecting mortality risk during transportation of broiler chickens for slaughter in Atlantic Canada a,1 b a, N.P. Caffrey , I.R. Dohoo , M.S. Cockram Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre, Dept. of Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research, Dept. of Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Mortality of broilers during transport and lairage before slaughter represents an economic loss to the poultry Broiler industry and a welfare issue that needs to be addressed. In Canada, broilers can be transported long distances and Dead-on-arrival be exposed to environmental factors, such as cold temperatures, that can affect the percentage of dead-on- Lairage arrivals or DOAs. Slaughter plant records for loads transported over a 19-month period in 2009–2010 were Mortality examined to identify factors affecting mortality risk (% DOA) during transportation from the rearing barn to the Temperature slaughter plant. Information from 2007 loads was analysed using a multilevel linear model. Most of the variation Transport http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Preventive Veterinary Medicine Elsevier

Factors affecting mortality risk during transportation of broiler chickens for slaughter in Atlantic Canada

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0167-5877
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1873-1716
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10.1016/j.prevetmed.2017.09.011
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Preventive Veterinary Medicine 147 (2017) 199–208 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Preventive Veterinary Medicine journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/prevetmed Factors affecting mortality risk during transportation of broiler chickens for slaughter in Atlantic Canada a,1 b a, N.P. Caffrey , I.R. Dohoo , M.S. Cockram Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre, Dept. of Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research, Dept. of Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Mortality of broilers during transport and lairage before slaughter represents an economic loss to the poultry Broiler industry and a welfare issue that needs to be addressed. In Canada, broilers can be transported long distances and Dead-on-arrival be exposed to environmental factors, such as cold temperatures, that can affect the percentage of dead-on- Lairage arrivals or DOAs. Slaughter plant records for loads transported over a 19-month period in 2009–2010 were Mortality examined to identify factors affecting mortality risk (% DOA) during transportation from the rearing barn to the Temperature slaughter plant. Information from 2007 loads was analysed using a multilevel linear model. Most of the variation Transport

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Preventive Veterinary MedicineElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2017

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