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Cover for Grazing management.

This chapter discusses management of grazing systems; particularly, planning of stocking density, measuring grassland production and utilization, grazing systems, youngstock grazing, pasture supplementation, legume swards, and maintaining grassland productivity. It is established that grazing...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of exploratory material and stocking density on tail and ear biting in suckling and weaning piglets.

Author(s)
Leeb, C.; Aper, K.; Winckler, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394583)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transmission of pig diseases and biosecurity in pig production.

This chapter reviews the routes of direct and indirect transmission of the most common pig diseases and translated into biosecurity measures. These measures might help in preventing infectious agents from moving between and within pig farms via these routes. This chapter likewise presents...

Author(s)
Dewulf, J.; Postma, M.; Vanbeselaere, B.; Maes, D.; Filippitzi, M. E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evidence-based management of injurious pecking.

Injurious pecking in laying hen flocks comprises feather pecking and tissue pecking, the latter often referred to as cannibalism. Although some gentle feather pecking belongs to the natural repertoire of laying hens, the more vigorous form, severe feather pecking, is considered an abnormal...

Author(s)
Niekerk, T. van
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management practices to prevent abnormal feather loss in broiler breeders.

This chapter discusses management factors in broiler breeders that can trigger abnormal feathering and unwanted feather damage, such that the birds are unable to maintain good feather cover at all times. Management practices to ensure good feed access include the following. Birds have correct...

Author(s)
Tuijl, O. A. van
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Extending the value of the literature: data requirements for holo-analysis and interpretation of the outputs.

This chapter focuses on significance of scientific papers on animal nutrition as well as on its limitations particularly on the aspect that most of the results are based on the authors subjective interpretation. Highlights of this chapter focus on how to extend the value of scientific papers...

Author(s)
Bedford, M. R.; O'Neill, H. V. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647005)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The welfare of farmed and pet fish.

The pain perception, feeding, stocking, capture, slaughter, diseases, predators, transport and handling of aquacultured fish and special considerations for pet fish are discussed.

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

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