Adhikari, Pratima Acharya
Beck, Mary M.
Kiess, Aaron S.
Date of Degree
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Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Poultry Science
Light-emitting diode (LED) is an improved light delivery technology that provides better energy efficiency, longer lifespan, and the ability to select a specific wavelength of light. We evaluated the effect of blue and red-LED on performance, behavior, egg quality, hormonal concentration, and prevalence of Avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) like E. coli in pullets and laying hens raised in cageree housing system. Results showed that birds raised in blue-LED during the pullet phase had higher body weight and earlier onset of early lay. Red-LED increased the yolk percentage, illustrating that red-LED can stimulate reproduction. Red-LED also decreased the relative spleen percentage, which is an indication of decreased immunity. Overall egg production was not affected by the light treatment. Irrespective of the light treatment, a higher prevalence of APEC like E. coli was found in colonies isolated from the trachea suggesting a possible route of transmission in cageree housing system.
Poudel, Ishab, "The effect of light-emitting diode light on the growth, egg production, egg quality, hormone concentration and health of Hy-Line® W-36 laying hens" (2020). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 4354.