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The effects of environmental enrichment on the physiology, behaviour, productivity and meat quality of pigs raised in a hot climate
(Animals, 2019-05-13) Benestar Animal
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 ...
Structural characteristics of organic dairy farms in four European countries and their association with the implementation of animal health plans
(Agricultural Systems, 2019-03-16) Benestar Animal
The aim of the present study was to classify the diversity of organic dairy farms in four European countries according to their structural characteristics and investigate the association of these farm ...
Are Tail and Ear Movements Indicators of Emotions in Tail-Docked Pigs in Response to Environmental Enrichment?
(Animal, 2019-07-16) Benestar Animal
The inclusion of emotional indicators in farm monitoring methods can improve welfare assessments. Studies in controlled conditions have suggested that increased tail movement is an indicator of positive ...
To what extent is climate change adaptation a novel challenge for agricultural modellers?
(Environmental Modelling & Software, 2019-07-29) Benestar Animal
Modelling is key to adapting agriculture to climate change (CC), facilitating evaluation of the impacts and eﬃcacy of adaptation measures, and the design of optimal strategies. Although there are many ...
Killing for purposes other than slaughter: poultry
(EFSA Journal, 2019-11-13) Benestar Animal
Poultry of different ages may have to be killed on-farm for purposes other than slaughter (in which slaughtering is defined as being for human consumption) either individually or on a large scale ...
Should animal welfare regulations be more restrictive? A case study in eight European Union Countries
(Animals, 2019-04-25) Benestar Animal
Increasingly, intensive livestock production systems have increased societal concern regarding the current animal welfare standards. We investigated whether individuals in their roles as consumers and ...
How far are we from providing pigs appropriate environmental enrichment?
(Animals, 2019-09-24) Benestar Animal
Farm-specific failure costs of production disorders in European organic dairy herds
(Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2019-04-04) Benestar Animal
On-farm decision support in animal health management requires a tailor-made failure costs (FCs) assessment of production disorders for the individual farm. In our study we defined a generic framework ...