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Cover for Transport of pigs.

Transport stress is both an animal welfare issue, resulting in animal losses and fatigued animals at slaughter, and a meat quality issue, resulting in carcass depreciation and meat quality defects. Both issues may result in significant economic losses for the industry. The welfare of pigs during...

Author(s)
Faucitano, L.; Lambooij, E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
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
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Cover for The rise of the inclusive approach to change in animal welfare.

This chapter presents guidelines that large scale animal producers and big companies of meat and egg producing animals should follow in order to assure the public that the welfare of animals are being considered such as proper space allowance, ability to move, cage-free hens, and stress free...

Author(s)
Lymbery, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
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
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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 Animal husbandry.

A brief overview on the origin and domestication of the pig is given in this chapter. The different pig breeds, their origins and characteristics are presented. Handling and restraint, housing, health planning, waste management, welfare monitoring, feeding, notifiable diseases and abnormal...

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641720)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Spacing behaviour.

This chapter describes the spacing behaviour in terms of home range, territory, individual spacing, space requirements and overcrowding in dogs, cats, cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, poultry and fishes.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932879)
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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The social behaviour of pigs.

Author(s)
Gonyou, H. W.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993973)
Type
Book chapter

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