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Cover for The slaughter of farmed animals: practical ways of enhancing animal welfare.

This book contains 18 chapters that discuss welfare issues at slaughter; tradeoffs balancing livestock and poultry welfare concerns with the commercial reality of slaughter; conditioning of animals an arrival at the abattoir and their management during lairage; bruising in cattle; behavioural...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Livestock, antibiotics and greenhouse gas emissions.

This chapter provides an overview of the status of livestock as a food source for humans, and describes the impact of livestock production on land use, biodiversity, and greenhouse gas emissions. It also discusses the negative impact on human health of antibiotic use in livestock production....

Author(s)
Bartlett, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Goat handling and transport.

Goat production is linked to our social, cultural, economic and ecological heritage. Although mainly oriented towards agri-food production, goats are also farmed for textile fibre production, and play an important role in the preservation of rural livelihoods, land fertilization and grazing as a...

Author(s)
Miranda-de la Lama, G. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Working equids: the welfare of those worked to their limit.

This chapter discusses the working equids′ (horses, donkeys and mules) context; welfare consequences of working equids being pushed to their biological limits (access to food and water, shelter, management of disease and injuries, handling and management practices, behaviour, appropriate workloads...

Author(s)
Upjohn, M.; Wells, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pressing animals beyond their biological limits.

This chapter discusses the importance of husbandry; Judeo-Christian teachings on animal treatment; Islamic teachings on animal treatment; Taoist Confucianism and Buddhist teachings; sustainability issues; agricultural industrial revolution; threshold of biotechnology revolution; and principle of...

Author(s)
Rollin, B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Advice for other cat carers.

In this chapter the author gives his general advice to all cat owners on the following: basic behavioural and welfare needs of cats, shelters and catteries requirements, husbandry and general care procedures, hygiene, adoption and foster care.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Extending the value of the literature: data requirements for holo-analysis and interpretation of the outputs.

This chapter focuses on significance of scientific papers on animal nutrition as well as on its limitations particularly on the aspect that most of the results are based on the authors subjective interpretation. Highlights of this chapter focus on how to extend the value of scientific papers...

Author(s)
Bedford, M. R.; O'Neill, H. V. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647005)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Housing and husbandry.

This chapter discusses the indoor housing, outdoor cage construction and resident predatory bird care. The appropriate perching, basic cage construction details, minimum requirements for caging, resident bird husbandry basics and common husbandry problems are highlighted.

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647463)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behavioural needs, priorities and preferences.

A complete list of the behaviours that chickens exhibit under natural conditions is termed an ethogram. This chapter will not consider the precise structural elements or neurological mechanisms that underpin behaviour, but will focus primarily on the causation and function of broader behavioural...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Animal Science Reviews 2011.

Animal Science Reviews provides scientists and students in the field with timely analysis on key topics in current research. These chapters were originally published online in CAB Reviews. This volume makes available in printed form the reviews in animal science published during 2011.

Author(s)
Hemming, D.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640174)
Type
Book

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