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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 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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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 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
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Cover for The effects of social stressors on the performance of growing pigs.

This chapter describes the quantification of the effects of social stressors on the performance of growing pigs. It is shown how these relationships, including variation between genotypes in their ability to cope (AB), can be incorporated into a more general pig growth model. The consequences of...

Author(s)
Wellock, I. J.; Emmans, G. C.; Kyriazakis, I.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930707)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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