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CAB Reviews

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Altering one's emotional state in response to the emotional expressions of others, called emotional contagion, is a well-studied phenomenon in humans and many nonhuman animals. Here we describe the methods that are typically used to assess changes in the emotional state in demonstrators and the...

Author(s)
Düpjan, S.; Krause, A.; Moscovice, L. R.; Nawroth, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 046, pp 1-6

Livestock are a crucial source of food, employment, and income for much of East Africa's rural population. The sector contributes substantially to export revenues, national GDPs, and thus the region's broader socioeconomic development. Livestock production and related value chains, can be the...

Author(s)
Opio, P.; Makkar, H. P. S.; Tibbo, M.; Ahmed, S.; Sebsibe, A.; Osman, A. M.; Olesambu, E.; Ferrand, C.; Munyua, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 044, pp 1-16

Tail docking has been practiced on dogs for many years for various reasons, including aesthetics, breeding standards and hygiene, to facilitate reproductive handling in some dog breeds, breeders' decisions and tradition, or to prevent lesions during play or work, to name a few. Little research,...

Author(s)
Reyes-Sotelo, B.; Mota-Rojas, D.; Martínez-Burnes, J.; Gómez, J.; Lezama, K.; González-Lozano, M.; Hernández-Ávalos, I.; Casas, A.; Herrera, Y.; Mora-Medina, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 039, pp 1-13

Lameness is a major production disease affecting animal welfare and profitability. Although lameness is a prevalent condition in livestock production systems, its identification can be unreliable due to lack of individual animal observation for gait and posture abnormalities and standard evaluation ...

Author(s)
Azarpajouh, S.; Díaz, J. A. C.; Taheri, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 031, pp 1-12

In the field of animal welfare science, the main focus has traditionally been on the risk factors for, and prevention of, animal welfare problems. More recently, the topic of measuring animal welfare at the individual level or at the group level has attracted substantial attention among animal...

Author(s)
Berg, C.; Hedman, F. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 025, pp 1-10

The aim of this study was to examine breeding objectives and the impact of production systems and breed types on dairy cattle performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A total of 64 research studies published between 1980 and 2018 were used for qualitative analysis (qualitative synthesis) of...

Author(s)
Chawala, A. R.; Mwai, A. O.; Peters, A.; Banos, G.; Chagunda, G. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 007, pp 1-15

Dystocia frequently develops when some physical obstacle or functional defect impedes the birth process. Due to the complex nature of the factors involved in the process of parturition, it may be difficult to distinguish between eutocia (normal delivery) and dystocia (difficult birth). It is...

Author(s)
Mota-Rojas, D.; Martínez-Burnes, J.; Napolitano, F.; Domínguez-Muñoz, M.; Guerrero-Legarreta, I.; Mora-Medina, P.; Ramírez-Necoechea, R.; Lezama-García, K.; González-Lozano, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 013, pp 1-16

Poultry, particularly broilers, have become a barometer for least cost production, and can be purchased in many supermarkets for less money per kg than some fruits and vegetables. This production philosophy places very significant pressure on chicken farmers, and on chickens - one inevitable result ...

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 039, pp 1-16

Farm animal welfare has become an increasing area of consumer and customer interest globally and this has resulted in dramatic changes related to on-farm accountability. Some markets are demanding an on-farm, transparent and accountable animal welfare programme. Knowing what key elements are...

Author(s)
Johnson, A. K.; Colpoys, J. D.; Garcia, A.; Jass, C.; Millman, S. T.; Pairis-Garcia, M. D.; Rademacher, C. J.; Weimer, S. L.; Azarpajouh, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 037, pp 1-8

Minimizing pain, suffering and damage are essential factors in animal welfare. However, swine inflammation and necrosis syndrome (SINS) leads to significant clinical findings of inflammation and necrosis at the extremities in pigs. Tail, ears, coronary bands, soles, heels, claw walls, navel and...

Author(s)
Reiner, G.; Lechner, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 040, pp 1-8

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