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Cover for Welfare issues at slaughter.

This chapter discusses animal welfare in the context of slaughter and reviews the types of welfare issues that some animals can experience before and during slaughter. It shows how animal feelings such as pain, distress, fear, hunger, thirst, fatigue and discomfort can be affected by the procedures ...

Author(s)
Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food security and GMOs.

This chapter examines food security at the global and regional levels and assesses the effects of the cultivation of GMOs (transgenic crops) on world hunger. It is revealed that the gap in agricultural productivity between the rich and the poor has deepened in the last 20 years. Without reducing...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Stress physiology of animals during transport.

The assessment of welfare cannot always be totally objective. What level of physiological stress is acceptable? How hungry or thirsty can an animal become before the condition is not acceptable? Degrees of hunger, dehydration and other stresses can be assessed with objective biochemical or other...

Author(s)
Vogel, K. D.; Romans, E. F. I.; Obiols, P. L.; Velarde, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
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....

Author(s)
Kyriazakis, I.; Tolkamp, B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agriculture for achieving sustainable development goals.

This chapter examines India's adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how it plans to meet those targets. Recent government initiatives, particularly in the agricultural sector, are highlighted. Also discussed are the indicators for achieving the SDGs, the need for new technologies ...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quality of life of animals in veterinary medical practice.

This chapter examines the complex concept of quality of life. An emphasis is placed on the practical application of QOL for animals. This chapter likewise suggest how veterinary surgeons, and animal owners, might better assess and improve animals' QOL. Arguably, QOL is/or should be the single most...

Author(s)
Yeates, J. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 'Sheaves of corn in an autumn field': the 'hungry' walk to Delphi Lodge.

This chapter presents an account of a tragic episode during the Great Irish Famine, the Doolough Tragedy, and how today pilgrims retrace the steps of the victims in search of healing. The chapter examines the meaning of this human rights pilgrimage in light of historical facts and fallacies about...

Author(s)
Quinn, E. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for GM food systems and their economic impact.

This book includes 6 chapters examining the relevance of transgenic crops in food production, prices and the environment. It initially describes the historical evolution of biotechnology and defines key terms, before moving on to explore transgenic technology and food regime concepts. It analyses...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Animal welfare.

This third edition of "Animal Welfare" has 407 pages and is divided into five parts. Part I, Issues, introduces the background and philosophy of the subject. Part II covers problems for animal welfare, starting in chapter 3 with the animal's interactions with its environment. The following four...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.; Olsson, I. A. S.; Galindo, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book
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Cover for Feeding.

This chapter discusses the feeding by predators or herbivores that involves a complex series of decisions and often depends upon an elaborate array of mental, motor and digestive abilities. Topics discussed are grazing and browsing behaviour; finding food; ability to obtain food; feeding; meal size ...

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

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