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Factors Affecting the Incidence of Angel Wing in White Roman Geese: Stocking Density and Genetic Selection
- Lin, M.J. (Department of Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University) ;
- Chang, S.C. (Department of Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University) ;
- Lin, T.Y. (Changhua Animal Propagation Station, Livestock Research Institute, Council of Agriculture) ;
- Cheng, Y.S. (Livestock Research Institute, Council of Agriculture) ;
- Lee, Y.P. (Department of Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University) ;
- Fan, Y.K. (Department of Animal Science, National Chung Hsing University)
- Received : 2015.05.24
- Accepted : 2015.08.02
- Published : 2016.06.01
The present study investigated stocking density and genetic lines, factors that may alter the severity and incidence of angel wing (AW), in White Roman geese. Geese (n = 384) from two genetically selected lines (normal- winged line, NL, and angel-winged line, AL, respectively) and one commercial line (CL) were raised in four pens. Following common commercial practice, low-stocking-density (LD), medium-stocking-density, and high-stocking-density treatments were respectively administered to 24, 32, and 40 geese per pen at 0 to 3 weeks (
Angel Wing;Stocking Density;Genetics;White Roman Geese
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