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Abstract | Setting | Post-hatch | Embryo development | Embryo physiology | Bone development | Brooding conditions

Light-dark Rhythms during Incubation of Broiler Chicken Embryos and their Effects on Embryonic and Post Hatch Leg Bone Development

There are indications that lighting schedules applied during incubation can affect leg health at hatching and during rearing. The current experiment studied effects of a lighting schedule throughout incubation of broiler chicken eggs on the development and strength of leg bones, and the role of selected hormones in bone development.

This abstract summarizes the results of this experiment, which was part of the PhD from Dr. Carla van der Pol.

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