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Cover for Welfare during transport of livestock and poultry.

This chapter discusses if an animal is fit for transport, the preparation of animals for transport, the design of loading ramps and handling facilities, how to determine if bruises and injuries are occurring on vehicles or in the abattoir, research on space requirements and rest stops and the use...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Effects of providing two kinds of doghouses in different sized pens on the behaviour of shelter dogs.

Author(s)
Normando, S.; Contiero, B.; Azzolini, A.; Ricci, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394583)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sheep transport.

This chapter reports on the production and international trade of sheep focusing on the top 10 countries based on slaughtered sheep, exported sheep, and imported sheep. This chapter also highlights the factors that can influence the effects of transport on the behavior, health, physiology, quality...

Author(s)
Cockram, M. S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
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
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
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Cover for Spacing behaviour.

Spacing behaviour is of considerable importance for social species that live in closely associated social groups. Spacing of animals falls into two general types: individual space that is defined in terms of the individual and hence moves with it; and home range and territory, which refer to a...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Applied ethology of broilers and broiler breeders.

This chapter discusses the space use and stocking density; importance of activity for broiler welfare; environmental enrichment to increase broiler activity; strategies to reduce fearfulness; broilers and range use; and hunger in broiler chickens. Hunger in broiler breeders; aggression and fatigue...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welfare of transported animals: factors influencing welfare and welfare assessment.

All farmed animals are regarded as sentient beings, so their welfare is a matter of much public concern. Positive and negative aspects of the welfare of animals during transport should be assessed using a range of behavioural, physiological and carcass quality measures. Health is an important part...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cattle transport by road.

It is interesting to note that since the first edition of this book the most significant welfare concerns for cattle during transport have remained unchanged. These concerns include the transport of unfit (sick, emaciated, debilitated) cattle, overloading - particularly in lightweight and young...

Author(s)
Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter

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