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Cover for Rabbit housing and conditions.

This chapter explores and emphasizes why it is insufficient for a rabbit to be kept in a hutch and provides information about alternative living conditions that include sufficient space and proper enrichment.

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The welfare of poultry.

This chapter describes the effects housing systems on the behaviour and welfare of hens kept for egg production and for broilers kept for chicken meat production. Welfare problems in breeding hens, in the rearing of young chickens and in rearing turkeys, ducks and geese are also discussed.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spacing behaviour.

Spacing behaviour is of considerable importance for social species that live in closely associated social groups. Spacing of animals falls into two general types: individual space that is defined in terms of the individual and hence moves with it; and home range and territory, which refer to a...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Applied ethology of broilers and broiler breeders.

This chapter discusses the space use and stocking density; importance of activity for broiler welfare; environmental enrichment to increase broiler activity; strategies to reduce fearfulness; broilers and range use; and hunger in broiler chickens. Hunger in broiler breeders; aggression and fatigue...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Welfare of transported animals: factors influencing welfare and welfare assessment.

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
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cattle transport by road.

It is interesting to note that since the first edition of this book the most significant welfare concerns for cattle during transport have remained unchanged. These concerns include the transport of unfit (sick, emaciated, debilitated) cattle, overloading - particularly in lightweight and young...

Author(s)
Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transport of pigs.

The welfare of pigs during transport depends on many interacting factors, such as the condition of the animal, temperature, loading density, time in transit and other factors. Death losses during transport of pigs can vary from a low of 0.06% under good conditions to a high of 6.8% under very hot...

Author(s)
Lambooij, E.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Animal welfare.

This chapter covers some rabbit welfare issues. Focus is given on keeping and transporting rabbits in cages and intensive or postpartum breeding of does.

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What are alternative systems for poultry?

By the late 1960s, poultry production had developed from a small-scale rural enterprise to an economically important branch of agriculture. Flock sizes increased and production systems, for hygienic and economic reasons, became more intensive. Rearing and housing of laying hens took place in...

Author(s)
Fröhlich, E. K. F.; Niebuhr, K.; Schrader, L.; Oester, H.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The environment and mastitis.

In this chapter variations in the environments which can cause mastitis such as bedding types (straw, sawdust, and shaving, sand, ash, shredded paper, mats and mattresses, bedding amounts, cubicle sanitizers, and space allowances), ventilation, cubicle (free-stall) systems (size, division height,...

Author(s)
Blowey, R.; Edmondson, P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935504)
Type
Book chapter

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