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There are several environmental and ambient factors that can affect pig eliminative behaviour. The aim of this survey was to investigate factors related to the physical and ambient environment that have the strongest effects on pig and pen cleanliness and ammonia concentration. Data were collected...

Author(s)
Ocepek, M.; Andersen, I. L.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 12,
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The present study aimed to determine the current state of water buffalo breeders in Silvan, Bağlar, Yenişehir, and Sur counties of Diyarbakır province in Turkey, and to reveal the aspects of shelter, grazing, calf breeding, brood use, meat and milk production practices, care and health protection,...

Author(s)
Turan, M.; Tatar, A. M.
Publisher
Gultekin Ozdemir, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Citation
International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences, 2022, 6, 1, pp 141-151
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The present study elucidated sero-prevalence of Mycobacterium avium sub sp. paratuberculosis (MAP) in cattle and buffalo. Diarrhea is a major risk factor for MAP, so 1100 blood samples were collected from diarrheic animals or having history of some diarrheic episodes from four districts of Punjab...

Author(s)
Muhammad Anwarullah; Durrani, A. Z.; Muhammad Ijaz; Anjum, A. A.; Muhammad Usman; Iqbal, M. Z.; Muhammad Husnain; Ahsan Anjum; Qurratulain Ashraf; Ghulam Mustafa
Publisher
Zoological Society of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 2022, 54, 2, pp 641-645
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Local breeds are often reared in various environmental conditions (EC), suggesting that genotype by environment interaction (GxE) could influence genetic progress. This study aimed at investigating GxE and response to selection (R) in Rendena cattle under diverse EC. Traits included milk, fat, and...

Author(s)
Sartori, C.; Tiezzi, F.; Guzzo, N.; Mancin, E.; Tuliozi, B.; Mantovani, R.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 7,
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Studies on animal behavior and welfare have reported that improving the management practices of pullets can enhance their growth, as well as their physical and mental condition, thus benefiting the productivity of laying hens. There is growing confidence in the international community to abandon...

Author(s)
Du XiaoHui; Qin PingWu; Liu YanTing; Amevor, F. K.; Shu Gang; Li DiYan; Zhao XiaoLing
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 6,
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In the present study, we aimed to determine the effect of lift farrowing crates on piglet mortality by crushing and on sow welfare. Eighty-four sows were considered in the one-year experiment in three monitoring sessions. In each session, 14 sows were housed in a room with conventional crates (CC), ...

Author(s)
Costa, A.; Salvagnini, C.; Buoio, E.; Palmeri, F.; Salvagnini, A.; Mazzola, S. M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 6,
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This study was conducted to investigate the sub-clinical mastitis (SCM) in dairy buffaloes by employing the milk pH, Electrical Resistance (ER), Somatic Cell Count (SCC) and California Mastitis Test (CMT). Different risk factors for SCM were taken into account in the present study. The results...

Author(s)
Komal Singh; Mishra, K. K.; Neeraj Shrivastava; Jha, A. K.; Rajeev Ranjan; Kushboo Yadav
Publisher
College of Veterinary Sciences, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Utrecht, India
Citation
Haryana Veterinarian, 2022, 61, Special Issue, pp 26-28
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Welfare-oriented regulations cause farmers worldwide to shift towards more welfare-friendly, e.g., loose housing systems such as aviaries with litter. In contrast to the traditional cage housing systems, good technical results can only be obtained if the behavior of hens is considered. With...

Author(s)
Derakhshani, S. M.; Overduin, M.; Niekerk, T. G. C. M. van; Koerkamp, P. W. G. G.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 5,
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In conventional rearing systems, fast-growing broiler chickens commonly experience welfare issues, such as contact dermatitis, walking difficulties or a lack of expression of species-specific behaviours. Enriching their environment may be a way to improve their welfare. The objective of this study...

Author(s)
Mocz, F.; Michel, V.; Janvrot, M.; Moysan, J. P.; Keita, A.; Riber, A. B.; Guinebretière, M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 5,
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Economic risks for livestock production are caused by volatile commodities and market conditions, but also by environmental drivers such as increasing uncertainties due to weather anomalies and global warming. These risks impact the gross margin of farmers and can stimulate investment decisions....

Author(s)
Schauberger, G.; Schönhart, M.; Zollitsch, W.; Hörtenhuber, S. J.; Kirner, L.; Mikovits, C.; Baumgartner, J.; Piringer, M.; Knauder, W.; Anders, I.; Andre, K.; Hennig-Pauka, I.
Publisher
MDPI Publishing, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Agronomy, 2022, 12, 2,

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