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Poultry Health & Disease / Broiler Husbandry
on November 3, 2020

How to control foot-pad dermatitis in broiler flocks

Careful management of broiler house conditions can minimize the incidence of foot-pad dermatitis, contributing to flock profitability and raising welfare.

Foot-pad dermatitis causes lesions on the plantar surface of poultry feet. Its prevention and control are important for both economic and welfare reasons, and several management techniques can be implemented to reduce its occurrence.

Long term contact with wet litter is the biggest contributor to foot-pad dermatitis. Litter with a…

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