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Approach to improve animal health and stable climate in turkey fattening husbandry in Lower Saxony

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Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Lower Saxony and Bremen


Calenberger Straße 2
30169 Hannover

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Approach to improve animal health and stable climate in turkey fattening husbandry in Lower Saxony

Project description

Especially in cold seasons existing ventilation systems in curtain-sided barns pose challenges to turkey fatteners. To ensure a sufficient amount of fresh air inflow the curtains of the barns have to be opened, which is also the case during cold and wet weather. Therefore using this gravitational forced ventilation, the cold, humid air gets directly to the turkeys, resulting in a higher risk for respiratory diseases and wet litter. Within this project, a consortium of turkey fatteners, consultants and scientists will test the application of an innovative ventilation system for curtain-sided barns. The aim is a reduction of an inflow of cold air maintaining adequate climate in the barn. Therefore, existing ventilation systems in curtain-sided barns should be modified. In a second step watering bars should be installed to create a larger resting area for the turkeys. This restructuring of the inner stable room contributes to a reduction of the area with high water input and therefore is expected to reduce the risk of wet litter.

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Farming practice/activity
  • Animal husbandry
  • Pest/disease control

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Stiftung Tierärzliche Hochschule, Institut für Tierhygiene, Tierschutz und Nutztierethologie
Bischofsholer Damm 15
30173 Hannover

Phone: 0511/8568965

Email: stephanie.schaefers@tiho-hannover.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

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