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Cover for The importance of measurement to improve the welfare of livestock, poultry, and fish.

This chapter describes the behavioural measures for pain in livestock, poultry and fish that can be performed easily on the farm. It also discusses the importance of reducing fear stress. It is essential to measure serious animal welfare problems such as lameness or poor handling practices...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How to improve livestock handling and reduce stress.

Calm, low-stress methods for handling cattle, sheep, pigs, and other farm animals will result in better productivity and increased human safety. People who are handling animals should be trained to understand and use basic behavioural principles such as the flight zone, point of balance, circling...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effect of economic factors on the welfare of livestock and poultry.

This chapter describes how standards implemented by major meat buyers can be used to improve welfare, how different marketing systems can either improve welfare or make it worse, how to use incentive payments to improve welfare, the negative effects of biological overload of an animal on its...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Successful technology transfer of behavioral and animal welfare research to the farm and slaughter plant.

This chapter describes the successful transfer of the center-track restrainer system, which is used in many large beef slaughter plants, from a research project to widespread commercial use. It also provides tips on the successful conversion of individual gestation stalls to group sow housing. In...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to livestock and poultry welfare at slaughter.

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the topics discussed in the book, including welfare at slaughter, ways to improve existing equipment, numerical animal-based measurements of welfare, how to achieve good animal welfare and welfare issues that originate on the farm.

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tradeoffs balancing livestock and poultry welfare concerns with the commercial reality of slaughter.

When working with commercial companies, it is often more effective to actually achieve 70-80% of the desired welfare improvements than attempt to achieve 100% perfection and accomplish nothing. There are conditions that cause suffering that are always wrong and in these situations there is never a...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behavioural principles of stockmanship and abattoir facility design.

This chapter presents guidelines on the concepts of stockmanship and abattoir facilities which includes: finding and removing visual and auditory distractions that cause animals to baulk, turn back, or refuse to move; understanding flight zone principles and point of balance when moving livestock;...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Stunning poultry with controlled atmosphere systems.

This chapter describes the equipment, procedures, advantages and disadvantages and welfare aspects of controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) and low atmospheric pressure stunning (LAPS) for poultry.

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Stunning of pigs and sheep with electricity and CO<sub xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">2</sub>.

In this chapter, the reader will learn the proper use of electricity and carbon dioxide during stunning as well as effective stunning that reliably renders an animal unconscious and on the required and right equipment to be used. Also tips on the management of who will pay close attention to both...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
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