Keel bone damage COST Action

KBD in different languages

 

Welcome to the website of the Keel Bone Damage COST Action, a group focused on coordinating research and dissemination activities towards the overall goal of understanding the causes of keel bone damage and providing various stakeholders of Europe and the world the information to reduce its occurrence.    If you have an interest in the topic or would benefit from our efforts, please be sure to get in touch with our coordinator and let us know by clicking here.  While the group is European-focused, we have participants from around the world, so all you need is an interest in the topic!

There are many ways to be involved from attending meetings to planning future experiments or attending Training Schools where participants can learn specific skills. For those who may not have time for commitment, you can also elect to keep aware of our activities by receiving occasional updates and/or requests for information.  Please explore our website and learn about what we do and be sure to let us know you were here!

 

Connect with us at  @MikeToscano2

Latest News

13. 6. 2018

A standardized method to assess radiographs of keel fractures

A new study investigating the reliability of a scoring system for keel bone fractures has been published in Frontiers of… read more »

18. 5. 2018

2ND KEEL BONE DAMAGE TRAINING SCHOOL – JUNE 14TH, 2018

The 2nd Keel Bone Damage (kbd) Training School will be held on June 14th at the Experimental Poultry Centre in Geel,… read more »

18. 5. 2018

Radiographic examination detects differences in KBD between layer lines and housing systems

A new study using radiography to examine the keel bone throughout the laying period has recently been published in PLOS… read more »

9. 5. 2018

Keel bone fractures in broiler breeders too!

New research from the University of Bern, Switzerland led by Dr. Sabine Gebhardt and published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science… read more »