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Cover for Learning, cognition and behaviour development.

This chapter discusses the physiological features of learning, cognitive development and behaviour in domestic animals.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Motivation.

The physiological factors regarding the motivation of changing from one behaviour to another and its value as an indicator of welfare in domestic animals are described.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Welfare assessment.

This chapter describes the use of physiological and behavioural signs to measure the health and welfare of domestic animals.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Exploration.

All domestic animals are strongly motivated to explore and investigate when they encounter a new environment. This chapter highlights the exploratory system in behaviour; and discusses the functions of exploratory behaviour, factors affecting exploratory behaviour and exploration and awareness in...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Physiology.

The assessment of animal welfare using physiological parameters depends on the measurement of change(s) in biological function(s) in response to stressors. This complex biological response is commonly called the 'stress response' and has been repeatedly conceptualized since homeostasis was first...

Author(s)
Blache, D.; Terlouw, C.; Maloney, S. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Human contact.

Human-animal relationships are viewed in various ways, but from an ethological perspective they can be conceptualized in terms of inter-individual relationships. This chapter will review the influence of human contact on the welfare of domestic (farm and companion) animals and zoo animals. The...

Author(s)
Hemsworth, P. H.; Sherwen, S. L.; Coleman, G. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recognizing stress.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Longevity and brevity - is death a welfare issue?

This chapter describes the concepts of duration of life, quality of life and death (natural or otherwise) in terms of animal behaviour, health and welfare.

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.; Yeates, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Condition of animals on arrival at the abattoir and their management during lairage.

This chapter presents guidelines on how to assess fitness for transport, undertake on-farm euthanasia for animals not fit for transport; and develop on-farm policies to avoid transporting animals in a deteriorated and compromised condition. Also, how lairage conditions and the management of animals ...

Author(s)
Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Determining unconsciousness and insensibility in commercial abattoirs.

US and EU legislation require that an animal must be rendered insensible to pain before invasive dressing procedures start. If an animal shows any of the following clinical signs, it must be immediately restunned: (i) righting reflex or retains the ability to stand; (ii) species-specific...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter

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