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Hens / Cage-Free Laying Systems / Egg Production
on September 12, 2018

Cage-free housing increases layer gut health challenges

Setting up a program for diagnosing gut health challenges in layers and pullets is of increasing importance as more flocks are housed cage free.

Gut health in layers may be more important than ever. “To some extent, gut health has not been a focus of commercial pullet and layer flocks unless the problem contributed to a significant mortality problem for a company or facility,” said Dan Wilson, DVM with Wilson Veterinary Company, at…

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