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Non-invasive assessment of stress in commercial housing systems

Published Authors J. Downing Organisation The University of Sydney Research Timing 31st Mar 2009 - 30th Jun 2011 Category Tag
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Egg albumen corticosterone concentrations are used as a non-invasive measure of stress in laying hens because of their correlation with plasma corticosterone concentrations. This project determined the corticosterone concentrations in albumen of eggs collected from the three main production systems used in the Australian egg industry; conventional cages, free range and barn.