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on November 10, 2022

Imaging could better inform laying hen selection

Keel bone damage is a known challenge to raising birds in cage-free housing.

Using radiography to measure the bone quality of living hens could improve the selection of layers and transform poultry breeding, according to a recent study published in British Poultry Science.

“We’ve known from early on that there was a strong genetic component to bone quality,” Ian Dunn, personal chair…

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