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On Farm Monitoring of Pig Welfare
edited by A. Velarde

On Farm Monitoring of Pig Welfare provides a scientifically-based outline for how to evaluate the welfare of pigs at a farm level.

Attention is focused on:

  • The assessment of the validation of the inferred indicators and parameters
  • The validity, reliability and the feasibility of the measuring methods
  • The on-farm monitoring of pig welfare useful in relation to the development of certification procedures
  • The evaluation of production systems
  • The analysis and solving of welfare related problems
  • Development of new research projects

Contents

  1. General introduction
  2. Lying behaviour (location, posture and duration)
  3. Lying down and standing up behaviour
  4. Fear of humans
  5. Stereotypies
  6. Apathy
  7. Agonistic behaviour
  8. Tail biting, ear biting and cannibalism
  9. Vulva biting
  10. Surgical interventions
  11. Bursitis
  12. Skin lesions
  13. Lameness
  14. Mortality
  15. Illness status
  16. Reproduction problems
  17. Body condition score
  18. Cleanliness
  19. Space allowance
  20. Quality, type and amount of bedding
  21. Floor type
  22. Recreational devices
  23. Environmental temperature
  24. Other environmental parameters
  25. Quality of stockpersonship
  26. Remote monitoring
  27. Welfare parameters related to welfare needs
  28. Guidelines to develop a monitoring tool for on farm application

Index

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On Farm Monitoring of Pig Welfare
edited by A. Velarde
2007 207 pages $72.00 + shipping
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