Internalisation of farm animal welfare in consumers' purchasing decisions: A study of pork fillet at point of purchase using the means-end chain and laddering approach
Contributor(s):: Humble, M., Palmer, M., Hansson, H.
Efficiency of measures for sow husbandry: Integrating farm income, animal welfare and public attitudes
Contributor(s):: Bergstra, T. J., Hogeveen, H., Stassen, E. N., Lansink, Agjmo
Immunocastration with Improvac™ reduces aggressive and sexual behaviours in male pigs
| Contributor(s):: Brewster, Veronica, Nevel, Amanda
Surgical castration of male pigs is a common practice to reduce the risk of boar taint, an accumulation of pheromones in the muscles of pigs giving an undesirable odour to the pork of entire boars. Castration is not widely practiced in the UK for welfare reasons and indeed, assurance schemes...
The Public Health Risks of Three Potentially Zoonotic Viruses in Pigs and Pork in Canada
| Contributor(s):: Barbara Wilhelm
The research described in this thesis aims to describe the potential public health risks posed by three emerging and potentially zoonotic viruses (hepatitis E virus (HEV), Norovirus (NoV), and rotavirus (RV) in pigs and pork in Canada. This was investigated via a scoping review, surveys of...
Group composition for fattening entire male pigs under enriched housing conditions - influences on behaviour, injuries and boar taint compounds
| Contributor(s):: Holinger, M., Fruh, B., Hillmann, E.
In organic farming, the production of pork from entire male pigs seems to be the most promising alternative to castration, as organic animal husbandry aims at high standards of animal welfare and elimination of mutilations. However, previous research on behaviour of entire male pigs was mostly...
The role of quality labels in market-driven animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Heerwagen, L. R., Morkbak, M. R., Denver, S., Sandoe, P., Christensen, T.
In policy-making the consumption of specially labelled products, and its role in improving the welfare of livestock, has attracted considerable attention. There is in many countries a diverse market for animal welfare-friendly products which is potentially confusing and may lack transparency. We...
The ticking clock: addressing farm animal welfare in emerging countries
| Contributor(s):: Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Hotzel, M. J.
Over the last decade many emerging economies, and in particular Brazil, have established themselves as major players in global food animal production. Within these countries much of the increase in food animal production has been achieved by the adoption of intensive housing systems similar to...
Production costs and animal welfare for four stylized hog production systems
| Contributor(s):: Seibert, L., Norwood, F. B.
Nonhuman animal welfare is arguably the most contentious issue facing the hog industry. Animal advocacy groups influence the regulation of hog farms and induce some consumers to demand more humane pork products. Hog producers are understandably reluctant to improve animal well being unless the...
The welfare and productivity of dry sows in different group housing systems in New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Chidgey, K. L., Morel, P. C. H., Barugh, I. W.
This research aimed to evaluate sow welfare and identify potential welfare compromise in specific group housing systems for sows in New Zealand. The relationship between overall welfare outcome on-farm and sow productivity was also investigated. Twenty commercial farms were chosen to represent...
Docking the value of pigmeat? Prevalence and financial implications of welfare lesions in Irish slaughter pigs
| Contributor(s):: Harley, S., Boyle, L. A., O'Connell, N. E., More, S. J., Teixeira, D. L., Hanlon, A.
Expansion of the meat inspection process to incorporate animal-based welfare measurements could contribute towards significant improvements in pig ( Sus scrofa domesticus) welfare and farm profitability. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of different welfare-related lesions on the...
Rethinking the History of Modern Agriculture: British Pig Production, c.1910–65
| Contributor(s):: Woods, Abigail
A field assessment of the effect of pre-slaughter conditions and genetic-stress susceptibility on blood welfare indicators in pigs
| Contributor(s):: Guardia, M. D., Estany, J., Alvarez-Rodriguez, J., Manteca, X., Tor, M., Oliver, M. A., Gispert, M., Diestre, A.
A review of the welfare consequences of surgical castration in piglets and the evaluation of non-surgical methods
| Contributor(s):: Prunier, A., Bonneau, M., Borell, E. H. von, Cinotti, S., Gunn, M., Fredriksen, B., Giersing, M., Morton, D. B., Tuyttens, F. A. M., Velarde, A.
Auditing animal welfare and making practical improvements in beef-, pork- and sheep-slaughter plants
| Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.
Consumer attitudes towards alternatives to piglet castration without pain relief in organic farming: qualitative results from Germany
| Contributor(s):: Heid, A., Hamm, U.
Developing measures to audit welfare of cattle and pigs at slaughter
Global Animal Partnership's 5-Step<sup>TM</sup> Animal Welfare Rating Standards: a welfare-labelling scheme that allows for continuous improvement
| Contributor(s):: Duncan, I. J. H., Park, M., Malleau, A. E.
The effects of level of support for animal protection organisations on attitudes to the use of animals and other social issues
| Contributor(s):: Phillips, C. J. C., Izmirli, S.
Ethical challenges for livestock production: meeting consumer concerns about meat safety and animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Verbeke, W. A. J., Viaene, J.
Livestock production today faces the difficult task of effectively meeting emerging consumer concerns while remaining competitive in major target markets. Meeting consumer concerns about product safety and animal welfare are identified as key attention points for future livestock production. The...
Impact of animal welfare on costs and viability of pig production in the UK
| Contributor(s):: Bornett, H. L. I., Guy, J. H., Cain, P. J.
The European Union welfare standards for intensively kept pigs have steadily increased over the past few years and are proposed to continue in the future. It is important that the cost implications of these changes in welfare standards are assessed. The aim of this study was to determine the...