Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Transportation of broilers: An issue of welfare
Kiran Chikwa, SS Atkare, JK Bhardwaj, RP Nema, Jitendra Kumar, Pratibha Padwar and Rashmi Viswakarma
Broiler industry is the one of the fastest growing sectors in India. Approximately 4.2 million metric tonnes of broiler chicken meat is currently produced in India. Poultry chicken meat production increased from 0.79 million tons to 4.2 million tons during the year 1980 and 2017 (Livestock Census). The proportion of broiler chickens dead on arrival (DOA) has been reported to vary from around 0.15% to 0.67% (Mitchell, 2006) . Transportation is considered a major stressor for broilers and might have deleterious effects on health, well-being, performance, and product quality. Transportation stress not only affects the chicken welfare but also decrease the quality of chicken and meat.
How to cite this article:
Kiran Chikwa, SS Atkare, JK Bhardwaj, RP Nema, Jitendra Kumar, Pratibha Padwar, Rashmi Viswakarma. Transportation of broilers: An issue of welfare. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(1):68-70.