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Cover for Successful technology transfer of behavioral and animal welfare research to the farm and slaughter plant.

This chapter describes the successful transfer of the center-track restrainer system, which is used in many large beef slaughter plants, from a research project to widespread commercial use. It also provides tips on the successful conversion of individual gestation stalls to group sow housing.

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handling and transport of horses.

This chapter reviews various horse handling methods, including imprint training, positive methods of training and horse transport. The review of imprint training studies indicates that there have been mixed positive and negative results, and that the process may interfere with foal bonding with the ...

Author(s)
Houpt, K. A.; Wickens, C. L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Implementing effective standards and scoring systems for assessing animal welfare on farms and slaughter plants.

When standards and guidelines are being written for animal welfare, vague wording should be avoided. Avoid terminology such as "proper handling" or "adequate veterinary care". What one person thinks is proper handling, another person may consider the handling practice as abusive. Both the World...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Successful technology transfer of behavioral and animal welfare research to the farm and slaughter plant.

In any industry, there are good old technologies that get rediscovered and bad old technologies that get reused. The bad old technologies get reused because the younger generation thinks they are new. There is a great need for the results from behavioral and welfare research undertaken in a...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Dairy cattle behaviour, facilities, handling, transport, automation and well-being.

Some of the topics covered in this chapter are free-stall (cubicle design) milking parlour design, robotic milking, cow behaviour and bull behaviour. For a high level of well-being, each lactating dairy cow should have her own free stall. Dairy cows are getting larger and they may not fit...

Author(s)
Fulwider, W. K.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handling and transport of horses.

This chapter reviews various horse handling methods, including imprint training and positive methods of training, horse transport and issues related to horse slaughter. The review of imprint training studies indicates that there have been mixed positive and negative results, and that the process...

Author(s)
Houpt, K. A.; Wickens, C. L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Alone or together: a risk assessment approach to group housing.

The question of whether it is better to house animals in groups rather than alone deals with unresolved issues at the heart of animal welfare. In particular, we need to be able to rank different classes of threats to welfare (e.g. behavioural deprivation versus illness) on a single scale. In this...

Author(s)
Rushen, J.; Passillé, A. M. de
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter

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