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Cover for Behaviour of domesticated birds: chickens, turkeys and ducks.

This chapter discusses social behaviour; foraging, feeding and drinking; body maintenance; diurnal rhythm; sexual behaviour; egg-laying, incubation and behaviour at hatching; care of offspring and offspring development of chickens, turkeys and ducks.

Author(s)
Mench, J. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal welfare.

This second edition book is a collection of topics on animal welfare from 46 authors of varying expertise of 15 countries. The book is composed of five parts: I (issues), introduces the background and philosophy of animal welfare; II (problems), covers problems of animal welfare; III (assessment),...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.; Mench, J. A.; Olsson, I. A. S.; Hughes, B. O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book
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Cover for Behaviour.

Good stockpersons and animal managers have always used the behaviour of animals as a guide to their health and welfare. Behaviour also plays a key role in the scientific study of animal welfare, for two main reasons. First, it is one of the most easily observed indicators, and essential information ...

Author(s)
Olsson, I. A. S.; Würbel, H.; Mench, J. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Practical strategies to assess (and improve) welfare.

There has been a growing interest in developing and implementing animal welfare assessment schemes on farm, in zoos, in experimental situations and even in the wild. Scientists, inspection bodies and politicians are also starting to consider seriously the use of animal welfare outcome-based...

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.; Mench, J. A.; Wielebnowski, N.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal welfare: an integral component of sustainability.

This chapter discusses animal welfare and how both the social and natural sciences play key roles in understanding this complex field. Using egg production as an example, it is illustrated how animal welfare concerns have played a driving role in policy and regulatory decisions regarding production ...

Author(s)
Tucker, C. B.; Mench, J. A.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal ethics.

This chapter describes and discusses different views concerning our duties towards animals. First, we explain why it is necessary to engage in thinking about animal ethics and why it is not enough to rely on feelings alone. Secondly, we present and discuss five different kinds of views about the...

Author(s)
Palmer, C.; Sandøe, P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Understanding animal welfare.

In this chapter, we introduce some of the principal issues that have arisen in relation to scientific approaches to animal welfare, most of which are treated in more detail later in the book. Much of the apparent disagreement between people about animal welfare stems from mixing up scientific...

Author(s)
Keeling, L. J.; Rushen, J.; Duncan, I. J. H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental challenge and animal agency.

Challenges are there to be overcome - seen usually as problems to avoid rather than as opportunities to enjoy. However, for humans a life without challenge would be likely to be dull and boring, lacking the enthusiasm and satisfaction that come with individual development. Could this also be true...

Author(s)
Špinka, M.; Wemelsfelder, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hunger and thirst.

It has been argued that the recommendation of 'freedom from hunger and thirst' leads to confusion because it is generally assumed that hunger and thirst are required 'triggers' for an animal to start feeding or drinking. Here we consider what constitutes 'normal' feeding and drinking behaviour. All ...

Author(s)
Kyriazakis, I.; Tolkamp, B.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pain.

Pain in animals is a significant welfare concern that occurs under a variety of circumstances - for example as a result of methods of housing or husbandry, following surgical procedures or as a result of disease processes. The problems associated with pain are exacerbated by our limited ability to...

Author(s)
Viñuela-Fernández, I.; Weary, D. M.; Flecknell, P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter

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