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Record number 440302
Title Vermindering transportstress bij beren
Author(s) Neijenhuis, F.; Cornelissen, J.M.R.; Bos, A.P.; Dirx-Kuijken, N.C.P.M.M.
Source Lelystad : Wageningen UR Livestock Research (Rapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research 691) - 20
Department(s) LR - Animal Behaviour & Welfare
LR - Innovation Processes
Livestock Research
Publication type Scientific report
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) beren (varkens) - varkens - dierlijke productie - transport - stress - stressfactoren - dierenwelzijn - boars - pigs - animal production - stress factors - animal welfare
Categories Pigs / Animal Health and Welfare
Abstract The transport of pigs to the slaughterhouse is a crucial link in establishing a sustainable, careful, and profitable pig meat chain. From the point of view of animal welfare, but also in terms of health, product quality, economy, working conditions and environment, a good quality transport is essential to keep the valued quality within the entire chain. In addition, it is also of interest to minimise the spread of germs, both from animal to animal and from animal to environment and vice versa. The attention to good quality transport gets even more important because of the developments of fattening boars. Boars are more sensitive to changing conditions than their un-castrated conspecifics and easier stressed and more aggressive. The aim of this project was to find potential problems and solutions for the transport of finishing pig boars to slaughter house. Focus was not only on the technical side of the issue, but also on the perceptions and preferred solutions of different parties in the chain.
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