Poultry welfare and beak trimming

Speaker: Thea Van NIEKERK

Taking care of welfare for a sustainable laying egg production.

With the evolution of the market regulations, more and more European countries are considering rearing laying hens in free range operations and without debeaking. What are the possibilities to raise intact birds without compromising welfare and sustainability?
Feather pecking is used as an indicator of welfare. A comprehensive review addresses the causes and solutions to reduce it, including housing, lighting, accessibility to feeders and drinkers, nutrition....

EggDay 2017



EggDay 2017 Introduction

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Speaker: Dr Pierre-André GERAERT The challenge of the layer industry: producing eggs in the most...

Gut Health

The intestinal barrier integrity revisited

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Speaker: Yuming GUO A comprehensive review of the complexity of the intestinal barrier and the...


The European Egg industry

324 views January 23, 2018

Speaker: Françoi Caudal The European Egg industry: situation and recent developments...

Nutritional Requirements

Fibres in layer diets: properties and nutritional functions

215 views January 23, 2018

Speaker: Knud Erik Bach Knudsen Dietary fibres: key feedstuffs to optimize layer nutrition....


From alternative ingredients to enzyme complementation

112 views January 23, 2018

Speakers: Elisabeth BOURGUEIL; Abiodun BELLO From alternative ingredients to enzyme...


Oxidative stress: selenium in layer and breeder nutrition

73 views January 23, 2018

Speaker: Peter SURAI Layers are often facing oxidative stress situations and can be helped with...