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Keel Bone Damage in many languages

In an effort to touch base with producers and stakeholders of all sorts, a double-sided leaflet can be downloaded from our website’s main page (www.keelbonedamage.eu) by clicking on the respective link for your language.  The leaflet explains the basics of the Action, what we are trying to do,...Read more...


Keel bone fracture susceptibility and genetic variation – A new study from Switzerland’s ZTHZ

Switzerland’s ZTHZ latest publication on keel bone fracture is now available online from Poultry Science.  Susceptibility to fractures were assessed using an ex vivo impact testing protocol in combination with a study design that minimized environmental variation to focus on genetic differences. Results found dramatic differences between genetic lines confirming the important...Read more...


Keel bone damage - training school at the University of Bern

The University of Bern will be organizing a two day training school providing lectures and practical exercises on the assessment of keel bone damage and related topics such as pain assessment. A specific purpose will be to provide training for palpation as a method to assess keel bone damage using...Read more...


Activities of KBD members

Lubor Kostal and Ine Kempen, Leader and Replacement leaders of the Dissemination and Exploitation Support Group, are seen here displaying the poster advertising the KBD Net Action at the recent European Poultry Welfare Conference in France. Great job!

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FFAR released call for KBD research

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) has released a major call for research investigating solutions to Keel Bone Damage. In combination with a second theme of castration in swine, the FFAR, in partnership with the Open Philanthropy Project, has committed 2 million USD to the call.  Truly an extraordinary...Read more...


Egg Industry Center to fund a study examing rearing of laying hens

Professor Hongwei Xin, Director of the US-based Egg Industry Center (<www.eggindustrycenter.org>), has announced his organization will be funding a study … read more
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Dr. Michael Toscano at the Mid Atlantic Nutrition Conference

Dr. Michael Toscano was an invited speaker at the Mid Atlantic Nutrition Conference <https://ansc.umd.edu/extension/mid-atlantic-nutrition-conference> in Maryland, USA hand spoke on several Animal Welfare topics where nutrition will be key to provide an understanding of the problems and solutions.  The major focus of the talk involved...Read more...


2017 Egg Forum Conference

The Egg Industry Center is preparing to host their 2017 Egg Forum Conference in Columbus, Ohio,  USA, April 19-20th. The meeting will be a great event to bring scientists, producers, and stakeholders together to discuss current and emerging issues within the industry, including keel bone damage. ...Read more...


WG meeting Ljubljana

The first Keel Bone Damage Net Working/Core Group Meeting took place on March 21/22, 2017 in Slovenia was attended by over 50 participants from three continents and 17 nations. With a composition of scientists, industry leaders, and representatives from various national egg producers associations, the meeting provided many opportunities to...Read more...