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Livestock is the category of animals that suffers the most severe welfare problems. Among these, physical, physiological, and behavioural distress caused by artificial grouping are some of the challenges faced by these animals. Groups whose members are frequently changed have been reported as...

Author(s)
Carvalho, R. R.; Palme, R.; Vasconcellos, A. da S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2018, 149, pp 43-51
Abstract

The density-related permanence test (DRP) is used to classify young birds (while in groups) according to their individual permanence in proximity to either a high or low density of conspecifics (HD or LD, respectively). The birds' performance in DRP was associated with underlying differences in the ...

Author(s)
Guzmán, D. A.; Lèche, A.; Contarde, C. B.; Nazar, F. N.; Marin, R. H.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 11, pp 4107-4112
Abstract

The identification of genes affecting sociality can give insights into the maintenance and development of sociality and personality. In this study, we used the combination of an advanced intercross between wild and domestic chickens with a combined QTL and eQTL genetical genomics approach to...

Author(s)
Johnsson, M.; Henriksen, R.; Fogelholm, J.; Höglund, A.; Jensen, P.; Wright, D.
Publisher
Genetics Society of America, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Genetics, 2018, 209, 1, pp 209-221
Abstract

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
AbstractFull Text

This study aimed to investigate the effect of raising in free-range and cages on behavioural expression of turkeys. Using a Completely Randomized Design, 60 males, five months-old, Beltsville Small White turkeys were divided into 2 groups. Each group consisted of 5 replicates which had 6 turkeys...

Author(s)
Chinrasri, O.; Chantiratikul, A.; Nontasaeng, P.; Inthasri, S.
Publisher
Office of Agricultural Research and Extension, Maejo Univeristy, Sansai, Thailand
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Research and Extension, 2018, 35, 2 Suppl. 2, pp 864-871
CABI Book Info
Cover for Farm animal behaviour: characteristics for assessment of health and welfare.

The second edition of this book contains 12 chapters that describe the domestication, behaviour, physiology, health, welfare, housing and handling of horses, pigs, rabbits, cattle, sheep, goats, fowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, deer and ratites.

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.; Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391391)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Domestic fowl (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gallus gallus domesticus</i>).

This chapter describes the history of chicken domestication, the physiological aspects of normal and abnormal behaviour and their health and welfare implications.

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.; Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391391)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Turkey (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Meleagris gallopavo</i>).

This chapter describes the history of turkey domestication, the physiological aspects of normal and abnormal behaviour and their health and welfare implications.

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.; Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391391)
Type
Book chapter

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