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on January 16, 2023

Lasers could encourage broiler movement, welfare

The environmental enrichment improved weight gain and reduced stress hormone levels in preliminary trials.

Specially designed lasers that periodically move throughout the floor of broiler houses stimulate the birds’ natural predatory instincts and activity, which helps improve animal welfare and meat quality.

“We started this project in 2017 and we’ve been working on it ever since,” said Elizabeth Bobeck, associate professor of animal science, …

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