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Cover for Housing and husbandry.

In this chapter the appropriate perching, basic cage construction details, minimum requirements for caging, resident bird husbandry basics, and common husbandry problems in raptors are discussed.

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246100)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Herd management.

This chapter covers the design aspects of goat shelters that are easily affordable to rural farmers with low budgets. In addition, the plans for modernized farm facilities for larger sized goat flocks (e.g. milking parlours, kidding pens, quarantine pens, storage facilities, etc.) are presented.

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal welfare.

This third edition of "Animal Welfare" has 407 pages and is divided into five parts. Part I, Issues, introduces the background and philosophy of the subject. Part II covers problems for animal welfare, starting in chapter 3 with the animal's interactions with its environment. The following four...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.; Olsson, I. A. S.; Galindo, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book
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Cover for How to improve livestock handling and reduce stress.

Calm, low-stress methods for handling cattle, sheep, pigs, and other farm animals will result in better productivity and increased human safety. People who are handling animals should be trained to understand and use basic behavioral principles such as the flight zone, point of balance, and natural ...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Why are behavioral needs important?

The performance of some aspects of natural behavior is important even for domesticated animals, and understanding their behavioral biology is necessary for ensuring their welfare. Some natural behaviors are more important to the animals than others, and when those "behavioral needs" are not...

Author(s)
Widowski, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Life outdoors.

The different aspects of the rabbit's life outside the house, which include: adaptation in the wild, optimal temperatures for rabbits, adaptations during winter and summer, and factors to consider in housing rabbits outdoors, are discussed.

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving welfare and reducing stress on animals at slaughter plants.

Careful quiet handling during the last 15 min before slaughter is essential to reduce stress and maintain high meat quality. The use of electric prods on cattle and pigs, and the use of dogs on sheep, greatly increases lactate and cortisol levels. Adverse handling events that occur shortly before...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Baby piglet problems.

This chapter discusses the common newborn piglet problems encountered in farms. Focus is given to death due to crushing by the sow, diarrhoea due to rotavirus infection, neonatal colibacillosis (enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli), bloody diarrhoea and death due to Clostridium infection, carbon...

Author(s)
McOrist, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handling and transport of cattle and pigs in South America.

This chapter covers animal handling and transport research in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Data collected from 2005 to 2012 clearly show that bruising and other damage to beef and pork carcasses can be greatly reduced by training truck drivers and handlers, and by simple improvements in facilities....

Author(s)
Costa, M. J. R. P. da; Huertas, S. M.; Strappini, A. C.; Gallo, C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agrobiodiversity management and the origins of agriculture.

This chapter chronologically explores in some detail where agrobiodiversity came from. It considers the wild progenitors of crops; the ecological settings of wild crop relatives; pre-domestication management; the impact of the Pleistocene to the Holocene transition, including the important Younger...

Author(s)
Wood, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937614)
Type
Book chapter

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