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  1. Welfare of broiler chickens reared under two different types of housing

    Contributor(s):: Sans, E. C. O., Tuyttens, F. A. M., Taconeli, C. A., Rueda, P. M., Ciocca, J. R., Molento, C. F. M.

  2. Keel-bone fractures are associated with bone quality differences in laying hens

    Contributor(s):: Wei, H. D., Chen, Y. J., Zeng, X. Y., Bi, Y. J., Wang, Y. N., Zhao, S., Li, J. H., Li, X., Zhang, R. X., Bao, J.

  3. The effect of cage size on stress levels in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  4. A bibliometric analysis of past and emergent trends in animal welfare science

    Contributor(s):: Freire, R., Nicol, C. J.

  5. Improving leg health in broiler chickens: a systematic review of the effect of environmental enrichment

    Contributor(s):: Pedersen, I. J., Forkman, B.

  6. Do rabbits need each other? Effects of single versus paired housing on rabbit body temperature and behaviour in a UK shelter

    Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Shields, P.

  7. The welfare of game birds destined for release into the wild: a balance between early life care and preparation for future natural hazards

    Contributor(s):: Madden, J. R., Santilli, F., Whiteside, M. A.

  8. Validation of histological and visual scoring systems for foot-pad dermatitis in broiler chickens

    Contributor(s):: Piller, A., Bergmann, S., Schwarzer, A., Erhard, M., Stracke, J., Spindler, B., Kemper, N., Schmidt, P., Bachmeier, J., Schade, B., Boehm, B., Kappe, E., Louton, H.

  9. Awareness concerning optimal pig production management and animal welfare among smallholder farmers in Tanzania

    Contributor(s):: Braae, U. C., Penrith, M. L., Ngowi, H. A., Lekule, F., Johansen, M. V.

  10. On-farm evaluation of the Salmon Welfare Index Model (SWIM 1.0): theoretical and practical considerations

    Contributor(s):: Folkedal, O., Pettersen, J. M., Bracke, M. B. M., Stien, L. H., Nilsson, J., Martins, C., Breck, O., Midtlyng, P. J., Kristiansen, T.

  11. Feather-pecking and injurious pecking in organic laying hens in 107 flocks from eight European countries

    Contributor(s):: Bestman, M., Verwer, C., Brenninkmeyer, C., Willett, A., Hinrichsen, L. K., Smajlhodzic, F., Heerkens, J. L. T., Gunnarsson, S., Ferrante, V.

  12. A meta-analysis on the effects of the housing environment on the behaviour, mortality, and performance of growing rabbits

    Contributor(s):: Sommerville, R., Ruiz, R., Averos, X.

  13. A review of factors affecting the welfare of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

    Contributor(s):: Santurtun, E., Broom, D. M., Phillips, C. J. C.

  14. Utilising spatial distribution in two-tank systems to investigate the level of aversiveness to crowding in farmed rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss

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    | Contributor(s):: Laursen, Danielle Caroline, Andersson, Madelene Åberg, Silva, Patricia Isabel Mota, Petersson, Erik, Höglund, Erik

    In aquaculture, fish are exposed to a range of unfavourable environmental conditions. Amongst these, stocking density has attracted considerable attention as inappropriate densities may compromise welfare and negatively impact production. However, the recommendations for stocking remain...

  15. Social interactions, cortisol and reproductive success of domestic goats (Capra hircus) subjected to different animal densities during pregnancy

    | Contributor(s):: Vas, Judit, Chojnacki, Rachel, Kjøren, Marte Flor, Lyngwa, Charlotte, Andersen, Inger Lise

    Although goats in many countries are kept indoors in the winter season, during gestation and kidding, recommendations and regulations regarding available space per goat are highly variable. The effects of different housing conditions on the welfare and behaviour are understudied in this species....

  16. Does stocking density modify affective state in pigs as assessed by cognitive bias, behavioural and physiological parameters?

    | Contributor(s):: Scollo, Annalisa, Gottardo, Flaviana, Contiero, Barbara, Edwards, Sandra A.

    Recent studies suggest that emotional state can affect cognitive abilities of humans and non-human animals, determining biases in information processing. Negative mental states, such as anxiety or depression, induce pessimistic judgments of ambiguous stimuli. These assumptions may be used to...

  17. Social network analysis of the behavioural interactions that influence the development of fin damage in Atlantic salmon parr (Salmo salar) held at different stocking densities

    | Contributor(s):: Cañon Jones, Hernán Alberto, Noble, Chris, Damsgård, Børge, Pearce, Gareth P.

    Social network analysis of behavioural interactions was used to quantify the effect of high (HD, 30kgm−3) and low (LD, 8kgm−3) stocking densities on the frequency and severity of fin damage in Atlantic salmon. Dorsal fin damage (erosion, splits, fin index) was significantly higher in HD compared...

  18. Simulations of the social organization of large schools of fish whose perception is obstructed

    | Contributor(s):: Kunz, Hanspeter, Hemelrijk, Charlotte K.

    Individual-based models have shown that simple interactions among moving individuals (repulsion, attraction and alignment) result in travelling schools that resemble those of real fish. In most models individuals interact with all neighbours within sensory range which usually includes almost all...

  19. Feather performance, walking ability, and behavioral changes of geese in response to different stocking densities

    | Contributor(s):: Yin, Luyao, Yang, Haiming, Xu, Lei, Zhang, Jun, Xing, Hao, Wang, Zhiyue

    In recent decades, goose production has become more specialized and widespread, and rearing geese in plastic wire-floor pens is common in China. This type of rearing pattern is more productive than other rearing patterns since it allows for more birds per square meter. However, it brings some...

  20. Effects of culture densities on feed demand, behavioural tests and on the hepatic and cerebral oxidative status in tilapia (Oreochromis sp.)

    | Contributor(s):: Sánchez-Muros, María J., Sánchez, Belén, Barroso, Fernando G., García-Mesa, Sergio, Rufino-Palomares, Eva E., Lupiáñez, José A., Sanz, Ana

    The present study examines whether fish density affects behavioural tests, feed demand, and different parameters indicative of the oxidative status of the liver and brain of Orechromis sp. to identify welfare indicators for fish culturing. The fish were maintained at two commercial densities (5.6...