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Cover for Welfare during transport of livestock and poultry.

This chapter discusses if an animal is fit for transport, the preparation of animals for transport, the design of loading ramps and handling facilities, how to determine if bruises and injuries are occurring on vehicles or in the abattoir, research on space requirements and rest stops and the use...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Condition of animals on arrival at the abattoir and their management during lairage.

This chapter presents guidelines on how to assess fitness for transport, undertake on-farm euthanasia for animals not fit for transport; and develop on-farm policies to avoid transporting animals in a deteriorated and compromised condition. Also, how lairage conditions and the management of animals ...

Author(s)
Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The importance of good pre-slaughter handling to improve meat quality in cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry.

In this chapter the factors that can cause meat quality problems during handling and transport of meat animals were discussed as well as on the importance of low-stress handling to maintain meat quality. Topics that were also given emphasis includes how on-farm conditions have an effect on meat...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Approaches to legislation and enforcement to minimize welfare issues associated with slaughter.

The first section of this chapter will cover how to get started in assessing animal welfare issues at the abattoir that occur during transport or on the farm. The second section will cover an in-depth review of the literature on welfare assessments at the abattoir. In the next section, the most...

Author(s)
Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The importance of stockmanship to maintain high standards of handling and transport of livestock and poultry.

Both practical wisdom and scientific research show the importance of good stockmanship. Cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry that fear people have lower productivity. Animals that willingly approach people are more productive. The best stock people have a positive attitude, and like animals. Equipment...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welfare of transported animals: welfare assessment and factors affecting welfare.

All farmed animals are regarded as sentient beings, so their welfare is a matter of much public concern. Positive and negative aspects of the welfare of animals during transport should be assessed using a range of behavioural, physiological and carcass-quality measures. Health is an important part...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Stress physiology of animals during transport.

The assessment of welfare cannot always be totally objective. What level of physiological stress is acceptable? How hungry or thirsty can an animal become before the condition is not acceptable? Degrees of hunger, dehydration and other stresses can be assessed with objective biochemical or other...

Author(s)
Vogel, K. D.; Romans, E. F. I.; Obiols, P. L.; Velarde, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving animal welfare: a practical approach.

The third edition of this book contains a total of 20 chapters (including 3 new chapters), including the implementation of an effective animal welfare programme; the importance of measurement to improve the welfare of livestock, poultry and fish; the social and ethical importance of agricultural...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Physical conditions.

The physical environment of an animal is sometimes altered if it is found to cause problems for animal welfare. These changes are commonly quite specific (making changes to space, food, aspects of housing design such as flooring, or other environmental factors such as air quality) and may be...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.; Appleby, M. C.; Waran, N. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Horse (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Equus caballus</i>).

This chapter describes the history of horse domestication, the physiological aspects of normal and abnormal behaviour and their health and welfare implications.

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.; Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391391)
Type
Book chapter

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