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on August 30, 2022

Raising layers in virtual reality can improve hen health

Video projections of outdoor scenes reduced stress and increased resistance to APEC, blood and tissue analysis revealed.

Exposure to videos simulating a free-range environment boosted layer hen health and welfare, according to a pilot study published in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers of Science.

“This technology, developed by an interdisciplinary team with expertise in microbiology, animal behavior, neurobiology and virtual reality technology, has the potential to address issues…

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