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Good husbandry conditions on farms is of key importance for assuring animal welfare. One of the most important legal documents regulating the rules of maintaining pigs is the Directive 2008/120/EC, which states that group-housed pigs should have access to litter or other materials that provide...

Author(s)
Godyń, D.; Nowicki, J.; Herbut, P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 383
Abstract

Globally, laying hen production systems are a focus of concern for animal welfare. Recently, the impacts of rearing environments have attracted attention, particularly with the trend toward more complex production systems including aviaries, furnished cages, barn, and free-range. Enriching the...

Author(s)
Campbell, D. L. M.; Haas, E. N. de; Lee, C.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2019, 98, 1, pp 9-28
Abstract

Domesticated horses are constantly confronted with novel tasks. A recent study on anecdotal data indicates that some are innovative in dealing with such tasks. However, innovative behavior in horses has not previously been investigated under experimental conditions. In this study, we investigated...

Author(s)
Esch, L.; Wöhr, C.; Erhard, M.; Krüger, K.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 5, pp 265
Abstract

Science has defined the characteristics of effective environmental enrichment for pigs. We provide an overview of progress towards the provision of pig enrichment in the three largest global pork producing regions. In the USA, enrichment has not yet featured on the policy agenda, nor appeared on...

Author(s)
Weerd, H. van de; Ison, S.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 5, pp 254
Abstract

Some positive effects regarding the use of enrichment material on the stimulation of pig exploration and a reduction in redirected behaviour was reported. This study aims to evaluate the effects of four enrichment materials on the behaviour, physiology/health, performance and carcass and meat...

Author(s)
Fàbrega, E.; Marcet-Rius, M.; Vidal, R.; Escribano, D.; Cerón, J. J.; Manteca, X.; Velarde, A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 5, pp 235
Abstract

In recent years livestock production became a special focal point in public debate, with animal welfare particularly turning out to be a major concern. Since pig husbandry systems are characterised by intensive production systems, where animals are often kept on slatted floor in an extremely barren ...

Author(s)
Schütz, A.; Sonntag, W.; Spiller, A.
Publisher
Institut für Agrarökonomie der Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Citation
Diskussionspapiere - Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung, Universität Göttingen, 2019, No.1903, pp 37 pp.
Abstract

Leg problems are highly prevalent in modern broiler production and provision of environmental enrichment could be a strategy to improve leg health. Different types of environmental enrichment have undergone evaluation. Our objective was to conduct a systematic review of the effect of environmental...

Author(s)
Pedersen, I. J.; Forkman, B.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2019, 28, 2, pp 215-230
Abstract

The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the effects of commercially applied environmental enrichments on behavior and lameness in broilers. Two consecutive flocks of broilers were observed at 16 days and 30 days of age to investigate differences between enriched (peat, bales of lucerne hay,...

Author(s)
Vasdal, G.; Vas, J.; Newberry, R. C.; Moe, R. O.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2019, 22, 2, pp 197-205
Abstract

Housing layers in battery cages is a practice still used by many countries but it has been criticized because of its influence on behavioral repertoire of birds. We investigated whether simple and affordable enrichment devices alone impact behavior, foot condition and performance of laying hens...

Author(s)
Frediani, M. H.; Pizzutto, C. S.; Alves, M. B. R.; Pereira, R. J. G.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2019, 22, 2, pp 139-148
Abstract

In livestock farming, a stark or barren environment compromises animal welfare. Environmental enrichment has been used to address the issue. For this study, after fattening cattle were provided with a grooming device (a brush), its effect on animal self-grooming and welfare were investigated. For...

Author(s)
Ninomiya, S.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 4, pp 186

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