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Cover for Hair cortisol in cats as a measure of chronic stress: a pilot study under controlled conditions.

Author(s)
Amat, M.; García, A.; García-Morato, C.; Temple, D.; Brech, S. le; Camps, T.; Manteca, X.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394583)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Whom should we eat? Why veal can be better for welfare than chicken.

Some people express their concerns about the suffering and death of farm animals by becoming vegetarian or vegan, but others think that eating food from sentient animals is justifiable. Such food should come from animals with the best possible welfare, and this is affected by people's food choices. ...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Estimating real-time individual amino acid requirements in growing-finishing pigs: towards a new definition of nutrient requirements in growing-finishing pigs?

Energy, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and water are essential nutrients that must be provided to animals in adequate amounts to live (maintenance), grow and produce (reproduction, lactation, etc.). For a given growing animal and at a given time during its development, the daily nutrient...

Author(s)
Pomar, C.; Pomar, J.; Rivest, J.; Cloutier, L.; Letourneau-Montminy, M. P.; Andretta, I.; Hauschild, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644110)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Furnished cages for laying hens.

Furnished cages (FCs) were conceived over 30 years ago when the welfare deficiencies of barren conventional ones were realized. Their use was intended to enhance hens' behavioural repertoire and welfare without the disadvantages of non-cage and extensive housing. Since then their design has been...

Author(s)
Elson, H. A.; Tauson, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Design of supplementation trials for assessing mineral deprivation.

This chapter presents a mathematical design which can bridge the gaps in knowledge that complicate assessments of mineral deprivation and the extent to which they limit livestock production. Included are: uncertainties, controls and control bias, adequate group size for statistical and economic...

Author(s)
Suttle, N.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934729)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Game bird breeding, brooding and rearing - health and welfare.

Large numbers of game birds, mainly pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) and red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa), are released for sporting purposes in the UK. The released birds are derived from eggs produced by captive breeding flocks and incubated artificially. This chapter considers the systems...

Author(s)
Pennycott, T.; Deeming, C.; McMillan, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Environmental factors affecting intake.

This chapter considers intake responses to changes in temperature, photoperiod, the social environment, housing and feeding conditions, and disease. There are all external factors that are not directly associated with the characteristics of the food on offer or with the genetic make-up of the...

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932794)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effects of social stressors on the performance of growing pigs.

This chapter describes the quantification of the effects of social stressors on the performance of growing pigs. It is shown how these relationships, including variation between genotypes in their ability to cope (AB), can be incorporated into a more general pig growth model. The consequences of...

Author(s)
Wellock, I. J.; Emmans, G. C.; Kyriazakis, I.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930707)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Group life.

Author(s)
Lindberg, A. C.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Living in groups: an evolutionary perspective.

Author(s)
Mendl, M.; Held, S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993973)
Type
Book chapter

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