Sensors reveal effects of perch design on keel fractures
Keel bone integrity is commonly used as an animal welfare metric in aviary housing systems.
Perch design impacts keel bone health and can have a major impact on layer hen wellbeing, according to research studies.
The transition to cage-free housing has led to the growing incidence of keel bone fractures, which has been attributed to perch design.
However, sensor technologies can help potentially reduce keel…