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Cover for General principles of animal handling.

To equip veterinary students on the appropriate ways of handling animals the following topics are discussed in this chapter, first is on the principles of safe and responsible handling, sensory perception in animals, second, handling and physical restraint of small and large animals, and lastly,...

Author(s)
Vincent, I.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
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
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Cover for Physical conditions.

The physical environment of an animal is sometimes altered if it is found to cause problems for animal welfare. These changes are commonly quite specific (making changes to space, food, aspects of housing design such as flooring, or other environmental factors such as air quality) and may be...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.; Appleby, M. C.; Waran, N. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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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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Cover for Poultry breeding for sustainability and welfare.

Animal breeding for welfare and sustainability requires improving and optimizing environmental impact, productivity, robustness and welfare. Breeding is a long-term exercise at the start of the food chain with permanent cumulative outcomes, disseminated widely. This chapter explains, with a focus...

Author(s)
Neeteson, A. M.; AvendaƱo, S.; Koerhuis, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Non-test observations.

This chapter presents different examples of animal behavioural studies done in a housed setting, emphasizing the non-test situation and what we can learn from this for use in behavioural tests. Some of the behaviour which were highlighted are locomotion activity (chicks) and feeding behaviour...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Future methodologies and technological advances.

This chapter presents some of the previous methods and technology used to study animal behaviour as early as 1990 and discussed some of the current techniques and equipment being used by those studying the behavior of domestic as well as wild animals. Lastly the author gives some insights on what...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behaviour of domesticated birds: chickens, turkeys and ducks.

This chapter discusses social behaviour; foraging, feeding and drinking; body maintenance; diurnal rhythm; sexual behaviour; egg-laying, incubation and behaviour at hatching; care of offspring and offspring development of chickens, turkeys and ducks.

Author(s)
Mench, J. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feather pecking in laying hens: why they do it, and welfare implications.

Severe feather pecking in laying hens is a significant welfare problem, causing pain, increased susceptibility to infection and an increased risk of premature death. Severe feather pecking is strongly related to absent, inadequate or insufficient foraging opportunities or to dietary deficiencies....

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic solutions to reduce injurious pecking in laying hens.

Survival of commercial laying hens is an important trait. Feather pecking has a large effect on the survival of birds. To improve survival it is important to use quantitative genetic methods that take into account both the direct genetic effect (victim effect) and the indirect genetic effect (actor ...

Author(s)
Ellen, E. D.; Bijma, P.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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