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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 Auditing and assessing the welfare of livestock and poultry during pre-slaughter handling and stunning.

Animal-based measures are an effective method for both auditing and monitoring handling and stunning of livestock and poultry in commercial abattoirs. The following variables should be measured. For livestock, the percentage of animals is assessed on five measures: (i) effective stunning with one...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Determining unconsciousness and insensibility in commercial abattoirs.

US and EU legislation require that an animal must be rendered insensible to pain before invasive dressing procedures start. If an animal shows any of the following clinical signs, it must be immediately restunned: (i) righting reflex or retains the ability to stand; (ii) species-specific...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing affective states in animals.

Accurate assessment of emotional or affective state provides a foundation for scientific investigations into the mental health and well-being of animals and is the focus of this chapter. This chapter begins by discussing what emotion actually is and the inherent challenges of studying a phenomenon...

Author(s)
Mendl, M.; Paul, E. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Feline communication.

A review on the various means of communication and sounds made by cats was presented in this chapter. Highlights of this chapter focused on the cat's vocalization such as vowel sounds which are produced by the cat opening and closing its mouth and include: the meow, sexual vocalizations, yowl, howl ...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Kitten to cat - reproduction and the behavioural development of kittens.

In this chapter the reproductive behaviour and physiology of tom and queen cats were discussed as well as physical and behavioural development of kittens.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Neutering.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The importance of measurement to improve the welfare of livestock, poultry, and fish.

It is essential to measure serious animal welfare problems such as lameness or poor handling practices continuously. When numerical scoring is used, managers can determine if conditions are improving or becoming worse. Surveys indicate that there are big differences between the very best and worst...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 behavioral principles such as the flight zone, point of balance, and natural ...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
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