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Cover for Genetics and other technologies for increasing the productivity of cattle, sheep and pigs: welfare implications.

This chapter discusses the problems with lameness and poor leg conformation; difficulty maintaining body condition in breeding females; behaviour problems associated with genetic selection that may be detrimental to animal welfare; loss of disease resistance; heart and circulatory problems; and...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter discusses the concept and evolution of animal welfare attitudes and regulations.

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Habitat loss: changing how animals think?

This chapter describes the negative effects of human-related habitat loss on wild animal behaviour and ecology.

Author(s)
Paquet, P. C.; Alexander, S. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The fence - the welfare implications of the loss of the true wild.

This describes some of the impacts of fencing on the behaviour, ecology and welfare of wild animals.

Author(s)
Hart, A. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carry on carrion: the fall of the scavenger.

This chapter describes how changes in human activities have contributed to the decrease in vultures and how conservation efforts are being made to increase populations.

Author(s)
Panagiotopoulou, M.; Azmanis, P.; Tsiakiris, R.; Stara, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intensification - the pressures of volume.

This chapter discusses the regulatory, behavioural, housing and welfare aspects of chickens and pigs in intensive production systems.

Author(s)
D'Silva, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welfare challenges: feedlot cattle.

The different aspects that affect the welfare of cattle in feedlots are described, including mud and manure, heat and cold stress, lameness, bovine respiratory disease (BRD), Mycoplasma bovis, liver abscesses, other internal lesions and preconditioning to prevent these health problems. Handling,...

Author(s)
Martin, M.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Vertebrate/invertebrate - when do we start caring?

This chapter describes changing attitudes on the welfare of crustaceans and cephalopods used as food.

Author(s)
Kuba, M. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Precision livestock farming: the future of livestock welfare monitoring and management?

This chapter describes the current capacities and future prospects of precision livestock farming by considering technology that has evolved from conceptual ideas in research laboratories into systems that are operational in commercial farms both now and into the future.

Author(s)
Norton, T.; Berckmans, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The paradoxical world of the dog.

The effect of domestication on the health, behaviour and welfare of owned and free roaming dogs are discussed.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J.; Hiby, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter

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