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Effect of Pelleted and Chopped Wheat Straw on the Footpad Dermatitis in Broilers

Effect of Pelleted and Chopped Wheat Straw on the Footpad Dermatitis in Broilers

Vladimir Avdalovic1, Marijana Vucinic2, Radmila Resanovic3, Jelena Avdalovic4, Danka Maslic-Strizak5 and Milos Vucicevic3*

1Marlofarm, Hektoroviceva 20, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
2Department of Animal Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Blvd. Oslobodjenja 18, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
3Department of Equine, Small Animal, Poultry and Wild Animal Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Blvd. Oslobodjenja 18, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
4Insitute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Njegoseva 12, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
5Scientific Institute of Veterinary Medicine of Serbia, Vojvode Toze 14, Belgrade 11000 Serbia 

*        Corresponding author: vucicevic@vet.bg.ac.rs

Fig 1

Severe footpad dermatitis and hock burns form in broilers kept on wheat straw; a, chopped straw bedding; b, pelleted straw bedding.

Fig 2

Moisture content (%) in two types of wheat straw.

Fig 3

Air, temperature and relative humidity in pens.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Associated Journals)

August

Vol. 49, Iss. 4, Pages 1151-1546

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