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By A. Velarde; R. Geers

ISBN-10: 9086860257

ISBN-13: 9789086860258

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The target of this e-book is to supply a scientifically-based define for the way to judge the welfare of pigs at a farm point. awareness is concentrated at the evaluation of the validation of the inferred symptoms and parameters, and the validity, reliability and the feasibility of the measuring tools. The publication contains mostly animal-based parameters, even supposing different environmentally-based and management-based parameters also are defined. those matters are elaborated by way of famous specialists of their box of labor, i.e. basic and utilized examine on all features concerning the creation of pigs. This special approach has added-value in comparison to different books simply because rules constructed in laboratory stipulations are mentioned right here relating to constraints skilled in box paintings. Readers from numerous disciplines will locate this severe research of the on-farm tracking of pig welfare important when it comes to the improvement of certification systems, the assessment of creation platforms (farm, shipping, slaughter), the research and fixing of welfare comparable difficulties and within the improvement of recent learn initiatives

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Barnett, 1992. The effects of early contact with humans on the subsequent level of fear of humans in pigs. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 35, 83-90. L. Barnett and C. Hansen, 1981b. The influence of handling by humans on the behavior, growth, and corticosteroids in the juvenile female pig. Horm. Behav. 15, 396-403. L. Barnett and C. Hansen, 1986. The influence of handling by humans on the behaviour, reproduction and corticosteroids of male and female pigs. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 15, 303-314. 38 On farm monitoring of pig welfare  4.

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Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 51, 39-49. , 1965. Vergleichende Verhaltensuntersuchungen über das Hinlegen und Aufstehen bei Huftieren. Z. Tierpsychol. 22, 696-723. On farm monitoring of pig welfare 33 4. Fear of humans Hans Spoolder Animal Science Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands Introduction Fear is a state of the brain, or neuro-endocrine system, arising under certain conditions in which animals perceive to be at risk of injury or death, and eventuating in certain forms of behaviour in an attempt to avoid or minimise the risk (adapted from Gray, 1987).

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