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Welfare & Behaviour

Covering the welfare and behaviour of livestock species, cultured aquatic species, companion animals including equines, and laboratory and zoo animals

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Abstract

Recent attention has been given to developing welfare assessment tools for research purposes and for use directly on poultry farms. Historically, most of these tools have relied on resource- and management-based measures, but it is unclear how well they correlate with outcomes indicative of...

Authors
Blatchford, R. A.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science
Publication
Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 95, 3, pp 1382-1387
Abstract

The Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA) was developed and scientifically evaluated through the combined efforts of a task force consisting of university scientists, veterinarians, pork producers, packers, processers, and retail and food service personnel to provide stakeholders throughout the pork...

Authors
Pairis-Garcia, M.; Moeller, S. J.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science
Publication
Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 95, 3, pp 1372-1381
Abstract

In most countries producing milk, industry- or other stakeholder-driven initiatives are in place to improve welfare and overall dairy farming sustainability. Those initiatives typically include a system of verification of reaching targets and progress over time. Reliable indicators are a...

Authors
Vasseur, E.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science
Publication
Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 95, 3, pp 1365-1371
CABI Book Info
Cover for Biostatistics for animal science.

The third edition of this book contains 23 chapters that discuss the design and application of appropriate experimental designs and statistical methods in animal production studies. Each chapter begins by introducing a problem with practical questions, followed with a brief theoretical background...

Authors
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Miscellaneous
Authors
Feng Tao; McConnell, C.; O'Hara, K.; Chai Jing; Spadafori, G.
Publisher
NationwideDVM.com
Publication
Brachycephalic breed disease prevalence study, 2017, pp 8 pp.
Event

6 - 7 October 2017 - Sharjah

Venue
Sharjah
Country
United Arab Emirates
Contact
Petra Pellew
Contact Details
9 Foxhollow, Bar Hill Cambridgeshire, CB23 8EP, United Kingdom.
Tel
+44 (0)1234 817 123
Fax
+44 (0)8723 315 668
News Article

Eija Kaukonen has completed a doctoral dissertation at the University of Helsinki investigating the impact of various kinds of litter and perches...

Date
June 2017
CAB ReviewFull Text

The current fragmented framework of health governance for humans, animals and environment, together with the conventional linear approach to solving current health problems, is failing to meet today's health challenges and is proving unsustainable. Advances in healthcare depend increasingly on...

Date
May 2017
Subjects
animal health; biodiversity; domestic animals; ecosystems; environment; health care; legislation; regulations; sustainability
Authors
Queenan, K.; Garnier, J.; Nielsen, L. R.; Buttigieg, S.; Meneghi, D. de; Holmberg, M.; Zinsstag, J.; Rüegg, S.; Häsler, B.; Kock, R.
AbstractFull Text

The research hypothesis assumed that the size of the cage affects bodyweight after weaning and prior to slaughter and, as a consequence, mean daily bodyweight gains in individuals of both sexes. The study was conducted from 2014 to 2015 at one of the private mink farms in Poland. In total, 800...

Authors
Święcicka, N.; Bernacka, H.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 2, pp 231-236

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