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  1. Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries

    Contributor(s):: Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.

    The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose alarm and critical thresholds for the calculation of scores for future development of an animal...

  2. A pilot study to develop an assessment tool for sheep welfare after long journey transport

    Contributor(s):: Messori, S., Sossidou, E., Buonanno, M., Mounaix, B., Barnard, S., Vousdouka, V., Villa, P. dalla, Roest, K. de, Spoolder, H.

    Sheep transport within Europe involves 9.5 million animals yearly, 63% of which travel over long journeys (>8 h). Livestock transport, particularly over long journeys, gives rise to concern about the welfare of transported animals. The European Commission stimulates the development of...

  3. Broiler chicken welfare assessment in GLOBALGAP certified and non-certified farms in Brazil

    Contributor(s):: Souza, A., Oliveira Sans, E. C. de, Muller, B. R., Molento, C. F. M.

    Regarding broilers, Brazil is the third largest producer and the leading chicken meat exporter in the world. Independent certifications are required by some importers in the European Union (EU) to guarantee compliance with minimum welfare requirements. Our objective was to compare broiler chicken...

  4. Implementing Welfare Quality in UK assurance schemes: evaluating the challenges

    Contributor(s):: Heath, C. A. E., Lin, Y., Mullan, S., Browne, W. J., Main, D. C. J.

    This paper presents an account of a Welfare Quality assessment of 92 dairy farms carried out by seven experienced assessors. The aim was to evaluate the potential of the Welfare Quality assessment protocol with respect to its uptake by UK farm assurance schemes. Data collection, and measure...

  5. IorekSkAAT

    IntroductionIorekSkAAT is a small non profit organization. We are in the process of filing for 501 (3) c and it is not tax exempted yet. We are allowed to receive small donations from private donors or individuals. It mainly focuses on rabbits who perform animal-assisted therapy and animal...

  6. Service dogs. Final rule

    | Contributor(s):: Department of Veterans Affairs

  7. Economic, education, encouragement and enforcement influences within farm assurance schemes

    | Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S.

  8. Equivalency between EU and non-EU countries regarding animal welfare at slaughter

    | Contributor(s):: Cassidy, T.

  9. Non-economic incentives to improve animal welfare: positive competition as a driver for change among owners of draught and pack animals in India

    | Contributor(s):: Pritchard, J. C., Dijk, L. van, Ali, M., Pradhan, S. K.

  10. Veterinary certificates for emergency or casualty slaughter bovine animals in the Republic of Ireland: are the welfare needs of certified animals adequately protected?

    | Contributor(s):: Cullinane, M., O'Sullivan, E., Collins, G., Collins, D. M., More, S. J.

  11. Welfare outcomes assessment in laying hen farm assurance schemes

    | Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S., Atkinson, C., Bond, A., Cooper, M., Fraser, A., Browne, W. J.