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Effects of human-animal relationship on animal productivity and welfare
(Malque Publishing, 2020-06-04)
This is a literature review of the effects of humans´ relationships with farm animals on animal productivity and welfare, including the following topics: definition of the concept and description of ...
ASF Exit Strategy: Providing cumulative evidence of the absence of African swine fever virus circulation in wild boar populations using standard surveillance measures
(Wiley Open Access, 2021-03-03)
EFSA assessed the role of seropositive wild boar in African swine fever (ASF) persistence. Surveillance data from Estonia and Latvia investigated with a generalised equation method demonstrated a ...
Assessment of the control measures of the category A diseases of Animal Health Law: sheep and goat pox
(Wiley Open Access, 2021-12-27)
EFSA received a mandate from the European Commission to assess the effectiveness of some of the control measures against diseases included in the Category A list according to Regulation (EU) 2016/429 ...
How far are we from providing pigs appropriate environmental enrichment?
The effects of environmental enrichment on the physiology, behaviour, productivity and meat quality of pigs raised in a hot climate
European Union (EU) legislation states that the routine tail docking of pigs should not be carried out and that manipulable materials should be made available to all pigs to prevent tail biting and allow ...
Research priorities to fill knowledge gaps in the control of African swine fever: possible transmission of African swine fever virus by vectors
(Wiley Open Access, 2021-06-21)
The European Commission requested that EFSA provide study designs for the investigation of four research domains according to major gaps in knowledge identified by EFSA in a report published in 2019: ...
Assessment of the control measures of category A diseases of the Animal Health Law: Infection with rinderpest virus (Rinderpest)
(Wiley Open Access, 2022-01-25)
EFSA received a mandate from the European Commission to assess the effectiveness of control measures against diseases included in the Category A list according to Regulation (EU) 2016/429 on transmissible ...
Neurobiology of environmental enrichment in pigs: hanges in monoaminergic neurotransmitters in several brain areas and in the hippocampal proteome
Environmental enrichment in porcine farms improves animal welfare and leads to better public acceptance. To better understand the neurological mechanisms of the response to environmental enrichment, ...
Assessment of animal diseases caused by bacteria resistant to antimicrobials: rabbits
(Wiley Open Access, 2021-12-23)
In this opinion, the antimicrobial-resistant bacteria responsible for transmissible diseases that constitute a threat to the health of farmed rabbits have been assessed. The assessment has been performed ...
Scientific opinion concerning the killing of rabbits for purposes other than slaughter
Rabbits of different ages may have to be killed on-farm for purposes other than slaughter (where slaughter is defined as killing for human consumption) either individually or on a large scale (e.g. ...