Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia
On-line version ISSN 1806-9290
MOURA, Daniella Jorge de et al. Strategies and facilities in order to improve animal welfare. R. Bras. Zootec. [online]. 2010, vol.39, suppl., pp. 311-316. ISSN 1806-9290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-35982010001300034.
To keep the position in being a world-wide exporter of chicken meat, Brazil must meet international quality standards, always seeking alternative resources of improvement, without increasing production costs, including litter quality, requirements of animal welfare and environment affairs, such as the use and reuse of broiler litter. Researches are performed in the areas of animal welfare, environment, animal behavior and use of modern climatization technology improving the quality of the environment created to raise broilers, also trying to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and global warming in the environment, becoming a sustainable production system. This paper has a bibliographic revision of the subject mentioned above, intending to show a state-of-art key factors related to a new concept of broiler environment and welfare.
Keywords : broiler; broiler litter; electrical energy; environment; gas; welfare.