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Cover for Methods to increase fish production: welfare and sustainability implications.

This chapter discusses the brief introduction to aquaculture (what aquaculture is and why is it important, what intensive aquaculture means, and special features of finfish aquaculture in the context of intensification); how intensive aquaculture is achieved (measures and actions for aquaculture...

Author(s)
Huntingford, F.; Turnbull, J.; Kadri, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intensification - the pressures of volume.

This chapter discusses the regulatory, behavioural, housing and welfare aspects of chickens and pigs in intensive production systems.

Author(s)
D'Silva, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Public opinion and the retailer: driving forces in animal welfare?

The effect of consumer/public opinion, attitudes and preferences on the welfare of farmed animals is described.

Author(s)
Buller, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Olfactory behaviour in farm animals.

This chapter presents several examples of how olfactory information and farming conditions affects the behaviour of farm animals and presents opportunities to improve the welfare and production of farm animals by making use of odours and olfaction.

Author(s)
Clouard, C.; Bolhuis, J. E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391599)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems - introduction.

This chapter introduces the book 'Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems', which is comprised of fifteen chapters. The book provides insights into sensitivities and possible adaptive measures to climate change across a number of different production systems, ranging from...

Author(s)
Fuhrer, J.; Gregory, P. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intensive livestock systems for dairy cows.

This article gives an overview on several aspects of intensive farming system for dairy cows. Focus is given on how heat stress affects production, health and reproduction in dairy cows and the measures that can be used to mitigate it. Topics discussed also include seasonal production patterns,...

Author(s)
Collier, R. J.; Hall, L. W.; Smith, J. F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for General principles of stress and well-being.

Although many of the examples in this chapter have come from research conducted with the chicken, the authors' experimental animal, the implications are relevant to all forms of livestock and poultry that are husbanded in flocks and herds. In our opinion, the most important factor affecting the...

Author(s)
Siegel, P. B.; Honaker, C. F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal machines.

A reprint of a book originally published in 1964, with new contributions setting a modern context. The original book is comprised of 10 chapters covering and describing the methods of intensive farming of poultry and livestock during the 1960s. It was aimed at creating awareness regarding the...

Author(s)
Harrison, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642840)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Broiler chickens.

This chapter describes the intensive farming practices applied to broiler chickens in the USA and UK. Focus is given on the advantages (economic) and disadvantages (animal welfare and increased risk of disease spread) of the housing and feeding conditions in this farming system.

Author(s)
Harrison, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642840)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Veal calves.

This chapter presents the techniques applied by farmers to produce veal calves with whiter flesh or meat. Focus is given on intensive farming techniques, its advantages and disadvantages and economic and animal welfare issues.

Author(s)
Harrison, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642840)
Type
Book chapter

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