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ORIGINAL PAPER
 
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Device for quantitative collection of chicken excrements in balance studies

S. Kuricová 1,  
M. Levkut 2,  
Ľ. Leng 1  
 
1
Institute of Animal Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Šoltésovej 4, 040 01 Košice, Slovak Republic
2
Institute of Pathological Anatomy, University of Veterinary Medicine, Komenského 73, 041 81 Košice, Slovak Republic
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2003;12(2):351–358
Publish date: 2003-04-04
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ABSTRACT:
A simple method for quantitative collection of chicken excreta directly into plastic bags is described. The feathers neighbouring the cloaca are cut off and a polyethylene PE bag is sealed firmly to the body just around the cloaca using double-sided adhesive tape. Birds fitted with PE bags for a balance experiment were housed individually in plastic boxes for the next 6 days. The collection bags placed around the cloaca were changed each day during the balance measurement period. The described method proved to be an effective and inexpensive tool for the quantitative collection of excrement in chickens. The advantage of this approach is direct collection of samples into PE bags, which prevents their loss and contamination with feed during balance measurements of nutrients.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Ľ. Leng   
Institute of Animal Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Šoltésovej 4, 040 01 Košice, Slovak Republic
ISSN:1230-1388