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FAWC advice on keel bone fractures in laying hens

Farm Animal Welfare Committee update reinforcing previous advice on the incidence and seriousness of keel bone fractures in laying hens.

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FAWC advice on keel bone fractures in laying hens

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Evidence has increased since FAWC’s 2010 opinion on osteoporiosis and bone fractures in laying hens that the incidence and seriousness of keel bone fractures in laying hens are issues for serious concern. FAWC’s advice seeks action from government and industry on this critical animal welfare issue.

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Published 16 August 2013