volume 18, issue 1, P161-173 2017
DOI: 10.1590/s1519-99402017000100015
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Abstract: 162of the cross section of the tibia after 42 days. It decreases the thickness of the cortical bone at 21 days of age of the birds. Increased housing density negatively affects bone characteristics and leads to higher incidence of food pad dermatitis at slaughter.