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Cover for Behaviour.

Good animal managers have always used animals' behaviour as a guide to their health and welfare. Behaviour also plays a key role in the scientific study of animal welfare, for two main reasons. First, it is one of the most easily observed indicators, and essential information can often be obtained...

Author(s)
Olsson, I. A. S.; Würbel, H.; Mench, J. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour.

Good stockpersons and animal managers have always used the behaviour of animals as a guide to their health and welfare. Behaviour also plays a key role in the scientific study of animal welfare, for two main reasons. First, it is one of the most easily observed indicators, and essential information ...

Author(s)
Olsson, I. A. S.; Würbel, H.; Mench, J. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Practical strategies to assess (and improve) welfare.

There has been a growing interest in developing and implementing animal welfare assessment schemes on farm, in zoos, in experimental situations and even in the wild. Scientists, inspection bodies and politicians are also starting to consider seriously the use of animal welfare outcome-based...

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.; Mench, J. A.; Wielebnowski, N.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
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 Practical strategies to assess (and improve) welfare.

There has been a growing interest in developing and implementing animal welfare assessment schemes on farms, zoos and aquaria, experimental situations, and even on free-ranging animal populations. Inspection bodies and organizations that carry out farm inspection for retailers and for government...

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.; Mench, J. A.; Wielebnowski, N.; Olsson, I. A. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Poultry behaviour and welfare.

This book is divided into 4 parts (poultry, biology and welfare), which are in turn subdivided into several sections. The origin of different poultry species (fowl, turkey, Japanese quail, Bobwhite quail, guineafowl, pheasant, duck, muscovy, goose, pigeon and ratites), including their domestication ...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.; Mench, J. A.; Hughes, B. O.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996677)
Type
Book
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Cover for Understanding animal welfare.

In this chapter, we introduce some of the principal issues that have arisen in relation to scientific approaches to animal welfare, most of which are treated in more detail later in the book. Much of the apparent disagreement between people about animal welfare stems from mixing up scientific...

Author(s)
Keeling, L. J.; Rushen, J.; Duncan, I. J. H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental challenge and animal agency.

Challenges are there to be overcome - seen usually as problems to avoid rather than as opportunities to enjoy. However, for humans a life without challenge would be likely to be dull and boring, lacking the enthusiasm and satisfaction that come with individual development. Could this also be true...

Author(s)
Špinka, M.; Wemelsfelder, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hunger and thirst.

It has been argued that the recommendation of 'freedom from hunger and thirst' leads to confusion because it is generally assumed that hunger and thirst are required 'triggers' for an animal to start feeding or drinking. Here we consider what constitutes 'normal' feeding and drinking behaviour. All ...

Author(s)
Kyriazakis, I.; Tolkamp, B.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fear and other negative emotions.

Concern for animal welfare stems from the recognition that animals are sentient beings capable of experiencing negative emotions, such as fear, pain and frustration. Fear is a major emotion in determining how animals perceive and respond to their social and physical environment. We tackle three...

Author(s)
Jones, B.; Boissy, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter

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