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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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In many animal species, facial expressions are key elements for recognizing emotions and numerous types of social interaction. Emotions are complex reactions that allow individuals to cope with full events that have either positive or negative meaning and involve certain neurophysiological...

Author(s)
Lezama-García, K.; Orihuela, A.; Olmos-Hernández, A.; Reyes-Long, S.; Mota-Rojas, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 028, pp 1-12

The modern veterinarian has, even though she or he has got a thorough ethology education, in many respects less practical knowledge of farm animal behaviour than a farmer's child 100 years ago. The book aims to complement and support this knowledge not only for veterinarians, but also for animal...

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 018, pp 1-2

Domestic animals under close confinement conditions frequently display abnormal behaviour, particularly if they are unable to escape from, or adapt to this situation. With the increased interest in domestic farm animal welfare from both the political and societal agendas, environmental enrichment...

Author(s)
Orihuela, A.; Mota-Rojas, D.; Velarde, A.; Strappini-Asteggiano, A.; Vega, L. T. de la; Borderas-Tordesillas, F.; Alonso-Spilsbury, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 059, pp 1-25

The objective of this review is to give an overview of the effect of floor types on claw health in group housed sows. The risk on lameness caused by the pen floor is increasing with group housing becoming more important. Lameness is a major welfare and production problem and often related to claw...

Author(s)
Vermeer, H. M.; Vermeij, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 015, pp 1-7

The objective of this review is to provide an overview on the most frequent health and welfare issues that could compromise the health and well-being of sows and their litters on intensive production systems. Also, some farm challenges are discussed that might to be faced by producers,...

Author(s)
Costa, A. N.; Martins, T. D. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 048, pp 1-8

The efficiency with which dairy cows convert feed to milk impacts farm profitability and environmental stewardship. Thus, feed efficiency is a particularly critical trait to the dairy industry as feed costs increase. Feed efficiency is a complex trait influenced by many components, including milk...

Author(s)
Spurlock, D. M.; VandeHaar, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 039, pp 1-8

Early weaning of farmed pigs before 25 days of age is a complex multi-factor stressor, often leading to health and welfare issues. The most obvious and crucial feature is that many piglets do not consume food in this period. On this basis, the final stressing impact is derived from a combination of ...

Author(s)
Amadori, M.; Razzuoli, E.; Nassuato, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 046, pp 1-15

Group size (number of pigs per pen) is an important factor in the design and management of facilities for growing pigs as it can influence capital requirement and the welfare and performance of pigs. Groups of 30 in commercial practice were previously considered as large, whereas today groups of...

Author(s)
Payne, H. G.; Brumm, M. C.; D’Antuono, M.; Pluske J. R.; Williams, I. H.; Moore, K. L.; Mullan, B. P.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 012, pp 22 pp.

Unacquainted pigs of all ages fight when mixed, resulting in body lesions, increased circulating stress hormones and increased heart rates. Aggression can therefore compromise pig welfare, and can also have an economic impact for the producer. Aggression in slaughter pigs can impact growth rates,...

Author(s)
Marchant-Forde, J. N.; Marchant-Forde, R. M.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2005, 26, 3, pp 63N-71N

The negative effects of high temperatures on performance during sow lactation have been well documented. An increase in ambient temperature leads to a decrease in feed intake which in turn decreases milk production, increases the mobilization of body reserves and delays the return to oestrus of...

Author(s)
Renaudeau, D.; Gourdine, J. L.; Quiniou, N.; Noblet, J.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2005, 26, 1, pp 17N-22N

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