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Cover for Animal welfare protection in the face of shrinking public resource.

This chapter considers how animals can (and historically have been) protected with limited or even no public resource, and indeed with limited or no animal protection laws. Given emphasis are cruelty (a positive act to deliberately cause unnecessary suffering of an animal) and negligence (an action ...

Author(s)
Hepple, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Feather pecking (FP) is a major welfare and economic issue in the egg production industry. Behavioural characteristics, such as fearfulness, have been related to FP. However, it is unknown how divergent selection on FP affects fearfulness in comparison to no selection on FP. Therefore, we compared...

Author(s)
Eijk, J. A. J. van der; Lammers, A.; Li PeiYun; Kjaer, J. B.; Rodenburg, T. B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 205, pp 141-150
Abstract

The aim was to elucidate the impact of Royal Jelly (RJ) on behavioural patterns, feather cover, egg quality and some blood haematological indices in laying hens (58-64 weeks of age). A total of 108 Tetra Brown laying hens were used in the current trial. The birds were divided into three equal...

Author(s)
El-Tarabany, M. S.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 2018, 102, 2, pp e599-e606
Abstract

In July 2015, a German voluntary decree stipulated that the keeping of beak-trimmed laying hens after the 1st of January 2017 will no longer be permitted. Simultaneously, the present project was initiated to validate a newly developed prognostic tool for laying hen farmers to forecast, at the...

Author(s)
Kaesberg, A. K. U.; Louton, H.; Erhard, M.; Schmidt, P.; Zepp, M.; Helmer, F.; Schwarzer, A.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 3, pp 820-833
Abstract

The objective of this study was to explore the effects of free-range (FR), part-time free-range (PTFR), and cage system (CS) on behavioral repertoire in Lakha (LK), Mushki (MS), Peshawari (PW), and Sindhi (SN) varieties of Aseel chicken during the growing phase (9 to 18 wk of age). In total, 144...

Author(s)
Rehman, M. S.; Mahmud, A.; Mehmood, S.; Pasha, T. N.; Khan, M. T.; Hussain, J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 3, pp 725-732
Abstract

Feather pecking, toe pecking, cannibalism, smothering, social clumping, hens laying eggs outside the nest boxes, and reduced feather quality are examples of problem behaviors and consequences reported by egg producers. The aim of this study was to identify rearing- and production-related risk...

Author(s)
Brantsæter, M.; Nordgreen, J.; Hansen, T. B.; Muri, K.; Nødtvedt, A.; Moe, R. O.; Janczak, A. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 1, pp 2-16
Abstract

The housing conditions and environments experienced during the rearing period can influence the development of feather pecking in chickens during this time and in the subsequent laying period. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a reduced stocking density and the provision of...

Author(s)
Zepp, M.; Louton, H.; Erhard, M.; Schmidt, P.; Helmer, F.; Schwarzer, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2018, 24, pp 9-18
Abstract

Author(s)
Lieboldt, M. A.; Borgelt, L.; Wolf, P.
Publisher
DLG-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Citation
Proceedings of the Society of Nutrition Physiology, 2018, 27, pp 130
Abstract

Author(s)
Jansson, D. S.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2018, 182, 12, pp 347-349
Abstract

Feather pecking (FP) in laying hens is an important animal welfare problem in practice, despite extensive research and increasing sources of advice for farmers. We aimed to give an overview over results from experimental and epidemiological studies. We included non-cage systems, covering the...

Author(s)
Jung, L.; Knierim, U.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 200, pp 1-12

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