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This book contains 17 chapters that discuss commercial poultry production systems and their main welfare challenges; the effects of hatchery practices on the welfare of poultry; rearing young birds for adaptability; electrical stunning of poultry; gas and low atmospheric pressure stunning; welfare...

Author(s)
Mench, J. A.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp xix + 385 pp.
Abstract

The rearing period is critical for behavioral and physiological development of poultry species. After undergoing various multiple procedures at the hatchery, chicks and poults are transported; placed in a novel environment with same-age conspecifics; and must learn to eat, drink, and develop...

Author(s)
Widowski, T.; Torrey, S.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp 49-76
Abstract

This chapter reviews practical items for the on-farm assessment of the welfare of individual birds in a poultry flock. While welfare assessment of the flock as a whole is also critical on the farm, in this chapter, we focus on the individual bird. An individual bird's welfare depends on its ability ...

Author(s)
Linares, J. A.; Dougherty, S.; Millman, S.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp 131-148
Abstract

All poultry species live in groups. These groups can change in structure and composition depending on the season, group size, or availability of resources. Living in groups protects animals from predators and facilitates finding new resources, among other benefits. But living in groups also has...

Author(s)
Estevez, I.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp 243-262
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour of domesticated birds: chickens, turkeys and ducks.

This chapter discusses social behaviour; foraging, feeding and drinking; body maintenance; diurnal rhythm; sexual behaviour; egg-laying, incubation and behaviour at hatching; care of offspring and offspring development of chickens, turkeys and ducks.

Author(s)
Mench, J. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Understanding the affiliative social relationships, or bonds, between zoo elephants has implications for both their welfare and management, yet there is limited work assessing and describing these bonds. Consequently, there is a need for the development of a reliable assessment tool. We used...

Author(s)
Bonaparte-Saller, M.; Mench, J. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 199, pp 45-51
Abstract

Author(s)
Mench, J. A.; Stricklin, W. R.; Purcell, D.
Publisher
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Citation
The well-being of agricultural animals in biomedical and agricultural research., 1992, pp 69-73
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social conditions.

In this chapter we describe how the constrained structure of managed social groups may lead to the occurrence of animal welfare problems and discuss potential solutions. Solving socially induced welfare problems is particularly challenging because it is usually more difficult to predict how animals ...

Author(s)
Galindo, F.; Newberry, R. C.; Mendl, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour of fowl and other domesticated birds.

The origin, history of domestication, breeding, behaviour and welfare of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry species are described.

Author(s)
Mench, J. A.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935368)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chronic social stress: studies in non-human primates.

Author(s)
Mendoza, S. P.; Capitanio, J. P.; Mason, W. A.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851993591)
Type
Book chapter

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