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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 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 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
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Cover for Transport of pigs.

The welfare of pigs during transport depends on many interacting factors, such as the condition of the animal, temperature, loading density, time in transit and other factors. Death losses during transport of pigs can vary from a low of 0.06% under good conditions to a high of 6.8% under very hot...

Author(s)
Lambooij, E.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What are alternative systems for poultry?

By the late 1960s, poultry production had developed from a small-scale rural enterprise to an economically important branch of agriculture. Flock sizes increased and production systems, for hygienic and economic reasons, became more intensive. Rearing and housing of laying hens took place in...

Author(s)
Fröhlich, E. K. F.; Niebuhr, K.; Schrader, L.; Oester, H.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The environment and mastitis.

In this chapter variations in the environments which can cause mastitis such as bedding types (straw, sawdust, and shaving, sand, ash, shredded paper, mats and mattresses, bedding amounts, cubicle sanitizers, and space allowances), ventilation, cubicle (free-stall) systems (size, division height,...

Author(s)
Blowey, R.; Edmondson, P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935504)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modelling the effects of environmental stressors on the performance of growing pigs: from individuals to populations.

A simulation model that predicts the performance of a population of growing pigs when raised under given dietary, physical and social environmental conditions has been constructed. The aim was to investigate through the model the impact of between-animal variation on the response of a population to ...

Author(s)
Wellock, I. J.; Emmans, G. C.; Kyriazakis, I.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social space for laying hens.

Author(s)
Cooper, J. J.; Albentosa, M. J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998138)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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