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Record number 438727
Title Improving farm animal welfare : science and society working together: the welfare quality approach
Author(s) Blokhuis, H.J.; Miele, M.; Veissier, I.; Jones, B.
Source Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers - ISBN 9789086867707 - 232
Department(s) LR - Management
Publication type Book aimed at a professional audience
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) dierenwelzijn - vee - rundvee - varkens - pluimvee - dierlijke productie - veehouderij - meting - beoordeling - animal welfare - livestock - cattle - pigs - poultry - animal production - livestock farming - measurement - assessment
Categories Animal Health and Welfare / Farm and Captive Animals (General)
Abstract How do you define the quality of life of a farmed animal? This book addresses the complex and often controversial issues surrounding the assessment and improvement of farm animal welfare. It discusses the relevance of science based welfare assessments and the importance of establishing a fruitful dialogue between science and society. An outline is given of the development of a workable welfare assessment system for cattle, pigs and chickens as well as practical ways of improving the animals' quality of life. This book synthesises the huge body of work carried out by the largest ever international network of scientists and stakeholders in Welfare Quality. It describes some of the obstacles encountered and their solution and why particular paths were chosen. It also sets out what still needs to be done and presents selected strategies and technologies (automation, proxy indicators, targeting of risk factors, etc.) designed to ensure the continued improvement of welfare and its assessment.
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