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CAB Reviews

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

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Environmental enrichment refers to stimuli that are added to an animal's environment in an attempt to improve biological functioning and animal welfare by increasing the complexity of the environment and providing opportunities for the animal to perform species-appropriate activities. Enrichments...

Author(s)
Dixon, L. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 033, pp 1-18

This presentation has been written for those who may be considering practical intensification of sheep production and need information about its implications, potential and hazards, as well as for those with interests in this field of research. The limited literature on sheep housing and the...

Author(s)
Hunter, G. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 008, pp 1-21

Animal welfare (well-being) can be generally defined as 'a state of harmony between the animal and its environment, characterized by optimal physical, behavioural and psychological functioning and high quality of the animal's life'. Since its inception in the early nineteenth century, through...

Author(s)
Cheng, Heng-Wei
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 047, pp 14 pp.

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.; DÂ’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 Netherlands is faced with a surplus of manure and a serious concern about the effect of ammonia emissions on environmental acidification and the pollution of ground and surface water. Sows, weaners and slaughter pigs excrete 75%, 38% and 63% of the phosphorus consumed, and 76%, 46% and 67% of...

Author(s)
Peet-Schwering, C. M. C. van der; Hartog, L. A. den
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2000, 21, 2, pp 53N-58N

The purpose of this paper is to identify some of the special problems of environmental control in livestock buildings in cold climates such as the Canadian Prairies. The paper reports some of the failures and successes, reviews some of the recent and ongoing research in Canada, and highlights some...

Author(s)
Barber, E. M.; Feddes, J. J. R.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1994, 15, 1, pp 25N-30N

Author(s)
Allibone, J.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1993, 14, 3, pp 97N

Author(s)
Arey, D. S.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1993, 14, 2, pp 81N-84N

Author(s)
McGlone, J. J.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1992, 13, 2, pp 71N-73N

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