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on June 15, 2022

PUFAs, vitamin D could help prevent keel bone fractures

Dietary supplementation could help reduce one of the biggest welfare issues in the layer industry.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and vitamin D show potential as dietary supplements to improve skeletal health in layer hens.

While cage-free housing allows for increased bird movement and expression of natural behaviors, keel bone fractures often increase in prevalence in the environment due to collisions and movement between tiers within…

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