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Cover for Interactive characterization of Scottish <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Avena strigosa</i> Schreb. landraces on the outer hebrides.

A planned characterization study of Scottish landraces of bristle oat (Avena strigosa [Avena nuda]) was redesigned and became an 'on farm' project in the largest area of its cultivation, on the remote Outer Hebrides. The aim of the characterization was to assess A. strigosa diversity between and...

Author(s)
Scholten, M.; Spoor, B.; Green, N.; Carter, S.; MacPherson, N.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938512)
Type
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Cover for Handling facilities and restraint of extensively raised range cattle.

Single-file races and cattle yards using behavioural principles will improve animal handling efficiency and reduce stress. A round crowd pen built in a full half circle with solid sides takes advantage of the natural behaviour of cattle to go back to where they came from. Single-file or double-file ...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handling and transport of cattle and pigs in South America.

This chapter covers animal handling and transport research in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Data collected from 2005 to 2012 clearly show that bruising and other damage to beef and pork carcasses can be greatly reduced by training truck drivers and handlers, and by simple improvements in facilities....

Author(s)
Costa, M. J. R. P. da; Huertas, S. M.; Strappini, A. C.; Gallo, C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Beyond fences: wildlife, livestock and land use in Southern Africa.

The formerly open rangelands and savannahs of the world are increasingly being enclosed by boundaries that demarcate smaller and smaller parcels of land. The resulting changes in the scales at which these landscapes are managed have impacts on both ecological and social processes, and ultimately on ...

Author(s)
Cumming, D. H. M.; Osofsky, S. A.; Atkinson, S. J.; Atkinson, M. W.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643410)
Type
Book chapter
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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 ecological reserve.

Lady Park Wood is an attractive place and an ecologically interesting wood in the UK, but its main significance for ecologists lies in its early establishment as a research reserve and the long and detailed record of its trees. This chapter provides details on the origins, the managed compartment,...

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.; Mountford, E. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648651)
Type
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Cover for Advice for cat owners.

In this chapter, ways on managing feline stress due to various stress factors (diseases, predators, neutering, presence of other cats and neighboring animals) as well advice on putting fences were discussed.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
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Cover for Animal welfare in a changing world.

This 273-paged book outlines a number of the key dilemmas in animal welfare for today's, and tomorrow's, world. The issues discussed range from the welfare of hunted animals, to debates around intensive farming versus sustainability, and the effects of climate and environmental change. It explores...

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book
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Cover for The fence - the welfare implications of the loss of the true wild.

This describes some of the impacts of fencing on the behaviour, ecology and welfare of wild animals.

Author(s)
Hart, A. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behavioural principles of handling beef cattle and the design of corrals, lairages, races and loading ramps.

Beef cattle and other grazing animals have behaviour patterns during handling that are influenced by vision. A prey species animal has wide-angle vision that will detect rapid motion and possible danger. The eight basic behavioural patterns during handling in grazing animals are: (i) flight zone;...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
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