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Foster parenting, human imprinting and conventional handling affects survival and early weight of ostrich chicks

  • 2012
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 42
M.D. Wang, S.W.P. Cloete, K. Dzama, M. Bonato & I.A. Malecki Page: 123 - 130

The effects of human imprinting and foster parenting by adult ostriches on the survival and growth performance of ostrich chicks were compared to conventional chick-rearing practices in two separate experiments. In the first experiment, the growth rate and survival of…

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