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Cover for Implementing effective animal-based measurements for assessing animal welfare on farms and slaughter plants.

This chapter describes how to write clear animal welfare standards and guidelines that will be interpreted the same way by different people; the difference between animal-based outcome measures and input resource-based standards; how to determine the most important core criteria or critical points...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving animal care and welfare: practical approaches for achieving change.

This chapter addresses the implementation of knowledge to improve animal care and welfare. Topics include the use of animal-based measurements to motivate farmers to reduce lameness and other welfare problems; how to use social marketing methods and innovation methods to promote improvements on the ...

Author(s)
Whay, H. R.; Mullan, S.; Main, D. C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Calcium regulation and diseases of the parathyroid gland.

A review on parathyroid physiology and calcium regulation was discussed. Highlight focused on the roles of parathyroid hormones, calcitonin, 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol, and other regulators of calcium regulators. This chapter also discussed the clinical aspects of diseases affecting the thyroid...

Author(s)
Bertin, F. R.; Fraser, N. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241099)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cattle transport in North America.

It is interesting to note that since the first edition of this book, the most significant welfare concerns for cattle during transport have remained unchanged. These concerns include the transport of unfit (sick, emaciated, debilitated) cattle, overloading - particularly in lightweight and young...

Author(s)
Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Equine foot related skills: example shoe removal.

In this chapter, information on revising the anatomical landmarks of the equine hoof, what equipment is required to remove a shoe and how to remove a shoe safely for you, your patient and the horse handler were discussed.

Author(s)
Weller, R.; Day, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics and other technologies for increasing the productivity of cattle, sheep and pigs: welfare implications.

This chapter discusses the problems with lameness and poor leg conformation; difficulty maintaining body condition in breeding females; behaviour problems associated with genetic selection that may be detrimental to animal welfare; loss of disease resistance; heart and circulatory problems; and...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Welfare challenges: feedlot cattle.

The different aspects that affect the welfare of cattle in feedlots are described, including mud and manure, heat and cold stress, lameness, bovine respiratory disease (BRD), Mycoplasma bovis, liver abscesses, other internal lesions and preconditioning to prevent these health problems. Handling,...

Author(s)
Martin, M.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cattle welfare.

This chapter defines cattle welfare and presents indicators that will show signs of care or stress during pre-slaughter, slaughter, transport, and issues related to animal welfare during feeding, surgical operations, disease outbreaks, animal sporting events and production.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal welfare: information in a changing world.

This chapter briefly discussed the relationship between animal welfare and society (retailers, consumers, and farmers). From this relationships, five broad groups or categories of information demand were distinguished: to inform society about the welfare status of farm animals; to give food...

Author(s)
Blokhuis, H. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The rise of the inclusive approach to change in animal welfare.

This chapter presents guidelines that large scale animal producers and big companies of meat and egg producing animals should follow in order to assure the public that the welfare of animals are being considered such as proper space allowance, ability to move, cage-free hens, and stress free...

Author(s)
Lymbery, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter

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