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Cover for Pain.

Pain in animals is a significant welfare concern that occurs under a variety of circumstances - for example, as a result of methods of housing or husbandry, following surgical procedures, or as a result of disease processes. The problems associated with pain are exacerbated by our limited ability...

Author(s)
Viñuela-Fernández, I.; Weary, D. M.; Flecknell, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Preference and motivation research.

A major approach in animal welfare science involves research on animals' preferences for options such as ambient temperature, illumination, and types of flooring, and on the strength of animals' motivation to perform certain types of behaviour, obtain certain resources and avoid unpleasant features ...

Author(s)
Fraser, D.; Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
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 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
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Cover for Feeding behaviour of rabbits.

This chapter reviews regulation of the intake behaviour according to several factors: age, type of feed and so on. The last part of the chapter is devoted to the feeding behaviour of wild and domestic rabbits in a situation of free choice.

Author(s)
Gidenne, T.; Lebas, F.; Fortun-Lamothe, L.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Chapter B.6: trade-offs and regulation in butterfly biology.

This chapter focuses on the distinctive nature of trade-offs (regulation, switches) in Lepidoptera. Information is provided on the effects of different factors (environment and hosts) on the life history and behaviour of butterflies.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Larval feeding - body building under duress.

This chapter provides a brief examination of behavioural adjustments made to optimise feeding amidst pressures in butterfly species, divided up for convenience into space and time, followed by the capacity of larvae to engineer their environments. A logical starting point is to examine the...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The principles of insects autecology 2: innate attributes and environmental factors.

This chapter discusses both physical and biotic factors, such as temperature and insolation, precipitation and moisture, conspecific organisms and population, food, symbionts, light, mechanical factors, population density, enemies, and colour affecting growth and development, survival and diapause, ...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Situational factors in food and drink.

This book chapter understands the concept of situational factors, explains the theories and frameworks that relate to situational factors, explains the influences of situational factors on the purchase and consumption of food and drink, and explains how knowledge of situational factors that affect...

Author(s)
Ngugi, I. K.; O'Sullivan, H.; Osman, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392879)
Type
Book chapter

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