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Cover for Successful technology transfer of behavioral and animal welfare research to the farm and slaughter plant.

This chapter describes the successful transfer of the center-track restrainer system, which is used in many large beef slaughter plants, from a research project to widespread commercial use. It also provides tips on the successful conversion of individual gestation stalls to group sow housing. In...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pigs.

This chapter presents the welfare issues in the management of pigs for meat production, including the proper design of farrowing crates, sow behaviour and piglet crushing, temperature needs of piglets, dystocia, stress, reproductive performance, gilt management, farrowing systems, group housing,...

Author(s)
Gregory, N. G.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932152)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Successful technology transfer of behavioral and animal welfare research to the farm and slaughter plant.

In any industry, there are good old technologies that get rediscovered and bad old technologies that get reused. The bad old technologies get reused because the younger generation thinks they are new. There is a great need for the results from behavioral and welfare research undertaken in a...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cattle.

This chapter presents the welfare issues related to beef and milk production, including respiratory, digestive and metabolic diseases; underfeeding; handling problems, dystocia; double muscling; confinement and housing/shelters; castration; branding; heat and transport stress; mastitis; lameness;...

Author(s)
Gregory, N. G.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932152)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Implementing effective animal-based measurements for assessing animal welfare on farms and slaughter plants.

This chapter describes how to write clear animal welfare standards and guidelines that will be interpreted the same way by different people; the difference between animal-based outcome measures and input resource-based standards; how to determine the most important core criteria or critical points...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dairy cattle behaviour, facilities, handling, transport, automation and well-being.

Some of the topics covered in this chapter are free-stall (cubicle design) milking parlour design, robotic milking, cow behaviour and bull behaviour. For a high level of well-being, each lactating dairy cow should have her own free stall. Dairy cows are getting larger and they may not fit...

Author(s)
Fulwider, W. K.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How to improve livestock handling and reduce stress.

Calm, low-stress methods for handling cattle, sheep, pigs, and other farm animals will result in better productivity and increased human safety. People who are handling animals should be trained to understand and use basic behavioral principles such as the flight zone, point of balance, and natural ...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Implementing effective standards and scoring systems for assessing animal welfare on farms and slaughter plants.

When standards and guidelines are being written for animal welfare, vague wording should be avoided. Avoid terminology such as "proper handling" or "adequate veterinary care". What one person thinks is proper handling, another person may consider the handling practice as abusive. Both the World...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How to improve livestock handling and reduce stress.

Calm, low-stress methods for handling cattle, sheep, pigs, and other farm animals will result in better productivity and increased human safety. People who are handling animals should be trained to understand and use basic behavioural principles such as the flight zone, point of balance, circling...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handling and transport of horses.

This chapter reviews various horse handling methods, including imprint training, positive methods of training and horse transport. The review of imprint training studies indicates that there have been mixed positive and negative results, and that the process may interfere with foal bonding with the ...

Author(s)
Houpt, K. A.; Wickens, C. L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter

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