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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 Ethical issues: introduction to chapters 18a-e.

It is important for people in the meat industry to understand different ways that people outside the industry view the use of animals for food. There are five short sub-chapters in Chapter 18. Two contributions discuss the ethical importance of good animal welfare and why it must be taken...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Understanding a food systems approach.

The call to adopt a food systems approach has been made increasingly over the past two decades. A systems perspective contends that the only way to understand a problem fully is to understand the elements (parts) in relation to the system (whole). Systems science and research has been pursued in a...

Author(s)
Strassner, C.; Kahl, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for The likely impact of the 2015-2018 drought in South Africa: lessons from the 2008 food price crisis and future implications.

Although still controversial, several reviews of research show that organic foods are more nutritious and contain fewer poisons than conventional foods. Poor food choices lead to low dietary diversity, and refined foods have many nutrients removed; low nutrient density and high sugars, salts and...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Piek, H.; Battersby, J.; Devereux, S.; Olivier, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Protein digestion.

In this chapter the characteristics of the main protein sources included in rabbit diets, protein digestion in young rabbits, nitrogen metabolism in the caecum of rabbits, soft faeces and its relation to protein digestibility, amino acid balance, and faecal digestibility in rabbits are discussed.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Nicodemus, N.; Fraga, M. J.; Carabaño, R.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feed evaluation.

A review on the methods of determining the composition and nutritive value of the available feeds and feedstuffs for rabbits was presented in this chapter.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Maertens, L.; Blas, C. de
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Influence of diet on Rabbit meat quality.

This chapter discussed te influence of the different dietary factors such as cholesterol, fatty acids, water, protein, lipids, ash and energy on rabbit meat quality and safety.

Author(s)
Hernández, P.; Zotte, A. dalle
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feeding systems for intensive production.

This chapter considers in detail different possibilities for optimizing the feed conversion ratio (FCR) for intensive production. Among the factors that were discussed includes: physical presentation (pellet size and quality) of the diet, feed storage, number of diets, age, sex, purpose of rabbits...

Author(s)
Maertens, L.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pet rabbit feeding and nutrition.

In this chapter the guidelines on the feeding management, nutrient requirements, housing, feeding equipments, feeding behaviour, nutrition physiology, and analysis of manufactured feeds intended for rabbit pets are discussed.

Author(s)
Lowe, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of the pregnant mare.

This chapter describes the different methods to diagnose pregnancy, twin pregnancies and the nutritional and health management of pregnant mares.

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242232)
Type
Book chapter

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