Behaviour and welfare of veal calves fed different amounts of solid feed supplemented to a milk replacer ration adjusted for similar growth
Contributor(s):: Webb, L. E., Bokkers, E. A. M., Engel, B., Gerrits, W. J. J., Berends, H., Reenen, C. G. van
Breeding for better welfare: genetic goals for broiler chickens and their parents
Contributor(s):: Dawkins, M. S., Layton, R.
Culled early or culled late: economic decisions and risks to welfare in dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Langford, F. M., Stott, A. W.
Economic evaluation of high welfare indoor farrowing systems for pigs
Contributor(s):: Guy, J. H., Cain, P. J., Seddon, Y. M., Baxter, E. M., Edwards, S. A.
Minimising number killed in long-term vertebrate pest management programmes, and associated economic incentives
Contributor(s):: Warburton, B., Tompkins, D. M., Choquenot, D., Cowan, P.
The effect of cover on food consumption and growth in two freshwater fish species used in experimental studies
Contributor(s):: Wootton, R. J., Handisyde, N., Rowe, C.
The effect of investigator disturbance on egg laying, chick survival and fledging mass of short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris) and little penguins (Eudyptula minor)
Contributor(s):: Vertigan, C., McMahon, C. R., Andrews-Goff, V., Hindell, M. A.
The presence of a therapy dog results in improved object recognition performance in preschool children
Contributor(s):: Gee, N. R., Belcher, J. M., Grabski, J. L., DeJesus, M., Riley, W.
Uptake and effectiveness of interventions to reduce claw lesions in 40 dairy herds in the UK
Contributor(s):: Barker, Z. E., Wright, J. L., Blowey, R. W., Amory, J. R., Green, L. E.
Effects of early maternal separation of lambs and rearing with minimal and maximal human contact on meat quality
Contributor(s):: Napolitano, F., Caroprese, M., Girolami, A., Marino, R., Muscio, A., Sevi, A.
The present study aims to assess the effect of gentling on behaviour and meat quality of lambs. Thirty-two Comisana lambs were divided into four groups of eight animals: ER (ewe reared), AR (artificially reared) and the corresponding gentled groups ERG and ARG. The provision of human contacts...
A plea to implement robustness into a breeding goal: poultry as an example
Contributor(s):: Star, L., Ellen, E. D., Uitdehaag, K., Brom, F. W. A.
The combination of breeding for increased production and the intensification of housing conditions have resulted in increased occurrence of behavioral, physiological, and immunological disorders. These disorders affect health and welfare of production animals negatively. For future livestock...
Assessing the effects of a chronic stressor, stocking density, on welfare indicators of juvenile African catfish, Clarias gariepinus Burchell
Contributor(s):: Nieuwegiessen, P. G. van de, Boerlage, A. S., Verreth, J. A. J., Schrama, J. W.
Fish welfare is an area of increasing interest and stocking densities used in commercial aquaculture have been highlighted as a subject of specific welfare concern. The present study assessed how stocking density affects growth performance (final body weight, SGR, FCR), physiological (plasma...
Assessment of acute pain experienced by piglets from ear tagging, ear notching and intraperitoneal injectable transponders
Contributor(s):: Leslie, E., Hernandez-Jover, M., Newman, R., Holyoake, P.
Suckling piglets are routinely identified to assist with their day-to-day management. A total of 120 suckling piglets were used to determine and compare the short-term pain responses to a number of identification methodologies, including: ear notching, ear tagging and intraperitoneal injection...
Behaviour of growing lambs housed on straw or woodchip bedding materials and their preference for floor type
Contributor(s):: Wolf, B. T., Molloy, H. R. B., Trayte, M. J., Rose, M. T.
Straw is widely used as a bedding material for housed sheep, but alternatives are needed in regions where straw is expensive or in short supply. The aim of this work was to compare time budgets, growth and food intake of growing, finishing lambs housed on either woodchip or straw bedding...
Behaviour of juvenile mud crabs Scylla serrata in aquaculture: response to odours of moulting or injured crabs
Contributor(s):: Wall, D., Paterson, B., Mohan, R.
Behaviour of juvenile mud crabs, Scylla serrata (70-90 mm carapace width, CW) were observed in response to odours of moulting and injured conspecifics and food (pilchard) under controlled flow conditions using bioassay technique. This study was undertaken to better understand the role that...
Effect of different rearing systems and pre-kindling handling on behaviour and performance of rabbit does
Contributor(s):: Mugnai, C., Bosco, A. dal, Castellini, C.
The aim of this study was to ascertain how collective cage and pre-kindling handling (training does to go into their own nest) practices, in comparison to standard housing (single cage rearing), modify the behaviour and the performance of rabbit does. To this aim, 40 nulliparous New Zealand White...
Effect of feed barrier design and feed space allowance on performance and behavioural parameters in dairy cows
Contributor(s):: O'Connell, N. E., Ferris, C. P., Patterson, D. C., Mayne, C. S.
Sixty mid-lactation Holstein-Friesian dairy cows (40 multiparous (cows) and 20 primiparous (heifers)) were allocated to one of four treatments in a 2x2 factorial design arrangement. The treatments involved two feed barrier space allowances (56 cm/animal ("high") or 20 cm/animal ("low")) and two...
Effects of early contact between non-littermate piglets and of the complexity of farrowing conditions on social behaviour and weight gain
Contributor(s):: Kutzer, T., Bunger, B., Kjaer, J. B., Schrader, L.
In this study we tested if contact possibilities between non-littermate piglets and complexity of farrowing conditions affect the pre- and post-weaning behaviour, weight gain and skin lesions of piglets. Suckling sows were either kept in a group housing system (GH), in a single pen loose housing...
Experience of moderate bedding affects behaviour of growing pigs
Contributor(s):: Munsterhjelm, C., Peltoniemi, O. A. T., Heinonen, M., Halli, O., Karhapaa, M., Valros, A.
Effects of early substrate-enrichment on behaviour and productivity of pigs were evaluated in a trial with four siblings as the experimental unit. Pens either were (=E) or were not (=0) moderately bedded with wood shavings and chopped straw during suckling (0-4 weeks of age), nursery (5-9 weeks)...
Influence of post-calving regrouping strategy on welfare and performance parameters in dairy heifers
Contributor(s):: O'Connell, N. E., Wicks, H. C. F., Carson, A. F., McCoy, M. A.
Thirty-six Holstein Friesian heifers (dairy herd replacements) were assigned to one of three regrouping treatments during the post-calving period. In Treatment 1, heifers were introduced individually to an established group of cows and heifers within 24 h of calving ('Single - day 1'). In...