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Private Animal Welfare Standards—Opportunities and Risks
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Contributor(s):: Frida Lundmark, Charlotte Berg, Helena Rockilnsberg
The current shift moves the governance of animal welfare away from the government towards the private market and the consumers. We have studied the intentions, content, and on-farm inspection results from different sets of animal welfare legislation and private standards with an aim to highlight...
Assessment of Plumage and Integument Condition in Dual-Purpose Breeds and Conventional Layers
Contributor(s):: Mona Franziska Giersberg, Birgit Spindler
The assessment of plumage and integument condition in laying hens provides useful information about the occurrence of feather pecking and cannibalism. Although feather loss and skin injuries can result from mechanical abrasion or clinical diseases, they are valid animal-based indicators for...