Air Quality and Hen Health Status in Three Types of Commercial Laying Hen Houses Green, Angela Xin, Hongwei Wesley, Irene Trampel, Darrell Xin, Hongwei
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 2018-02-13T04:09:34.000 2020-06-29T22:31:40Z 2020-06-29T22:31:40Z Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2007 2012-12-13 2007-06-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Environmental conditions and bird health are important elements in assessment of animal welfare for laying hen housing systems, but limited information is available comparing different types of systems. Three types of laying hen houses - caged high-rise, caged manure-belt, and cage-free floor-raised - were monitored for temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, and atmospheric ammonia during winter and summer conditions in Iowa. During winter conditions, temperature and ammonia concentrations were maintained at a more comfortable level for the caged facilities. During summer conditions, temperature showed the least rise above ambient for the cage-free facilities, and ammonia was maintained at similar levels for all housing types. Assessment of hen health status revealed differences in pathogen frequency between housing systems for winter and summer, but not conclusively in favor of one system over another. The results of this observational study indicate that each system may offer benefits during specific weather conditions. Further monitoring to quantify the benefits of each system should be completed.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is an ASABE Meeting Presentation, Paper No. <a href="" target="_blank">074119</a>.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Air quality
dc.subject.keywords ammonia
dc.subject.keywords temperature
dc.subject.keywords Campylobacter
dc.subject.keywords Salmonella
dc.subject.keywords high rise
dc.subject.keywords manure belt
dc.subject.keywords floor raised
dc.subject.keywords deep litter
dc.title Air Quality and Hen Health Status in Three Types of Commercial Laying Hen Houses
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