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Cover for Validating a captive elephant welfare index.

This article describes the use of non-invasive methods to assess welfare status and management conditions of elephants in Indian zoos and sanctuaries, and relate these to a welfare index which was further tested around the world. The captive elephant welfare index (CEWI) was used to measure urinary ...

Author(s)
Gurusamy, V.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245868)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resins and cannabinoids.

This chapter provides an overview of resins, which are solid, brittle substances secreted by plants into special ducts, often as a response to damage to the plant by wounding, wind or insect damage. Some major resin and oleo-gum-resin containing plants, such as myrrh, ginger, Capsicum sp. and ...

Author(s)
Pengelly, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243079)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Electron microscopy techniques.

This chapter provides information on the various procedures and techniques used for the preparation of plant parasitic and soil nematode samples for transmission and scanning electron microscopy studies regarding their ultrastructural information, morphogenesis, nematode-host interactions,...

Author(s)
Yushin, V. V.; Claeys, M.; Leunissen, J. L. M.; Zograf, J. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The importance of measurement to improve the welfare of livestock, poultry, and fish.

This chapter describes the behavioural measures for pain in livestock, poultry and fish that can be performed easily on the farm. It also discusses the importance of reducing fear stress. It is essential to measure serious animal welfare problems such as lameness or poor handling practices...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How to improve livestock handling and reduce stress.

Calm, low-stress methods for handling cattle, sheep, pigs, and other farm animals will result in better productivity and increased human safety. People who are handling animals should be trained to understand and use basic behavioural principles such as the flight zone, point of balance, circling...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water requirements and responses to irrigation restrictions.

This chapter discusses pomegranate water requirements and its responses to irrigation restrictions. Pomegranate water relations are described, including water requirements and responses to water stress (in terms of yield and tree performance, fruit quality at harvest and fruit storage potential),...

Author(s)
Intrigliolo, D. S.; Wang, D.; PĂ©rez-Gago, M. B.; Palou, L.; Ayars, J.; Puerto, H.; Bartual, J.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Welfare issues at slaughter.

This chapter discusses animal welfare in the context of slaughter and reviews the types of welfare issues that some animals can experience before and during slaughter. It shows how animal feelings such as pain, distress, fear, hunger, thirst, fatigue and discomfort can be affected by the procedures ...

Author(s)
Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The use of abattoir data to provide information on the welfare of livestock and poultry on the farm and during transport.

This chapter discusses how to get started in assessing animal welfare issues at the abattoir that occur during transport or on the farm, presents an in-depth review of the literature on welfare assessments at the abattoir, describes the most important indicators for a practical commercial programme ...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter

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