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Guidance on the assessment criteria for applications for new or modified stunning methods regarding animal protection at the time of killing
(EFSA Journal, 2018-07-19) Benestar Animal
This guidance deﬁnes the process for handling applications on new or modiﬁed stunning methods and the parameters that will be assessed by the EFSA Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) Panel. The applications, ...
Environmental and Management Factors Affecting the Time Budgets of Free-Ranging Iberian Pigs Reared in Spain
(Animals, 2020-05-05) Benestar Animal
Understanding the natural behaviour of pigs in free-range conditions facilitates interpretation of their behaviour in intensive conditions. Studying six diﬀerent farms over two years at diﬀerent seasons, ...
Effect of environmental enrichment and herbal compounds-supplemented diet on pig carcass, meat quality traits, and consumers’ acceptability and preference
(Animals, 2018-07-16) Benestar Animal; Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
Animal welfare can be considered an ethical attribute of product quality, but consumers should appreciate its added value. The aim of this study was to evaluate consumer’s acceptability, preference, ...
Effects of Exogenous 6-Phytase (EC 188.8.131.52) Supplementation on Performance, Calcium and Phosphorous Digestibility, and Bone Mineralisation and Density in Weaned Piglets
(Animals, 2021-06-15) Nutrició Animal; Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
Phosphorus (P) is an essential mineral for growing piglets, which is poorly accessible in vegetable feedstuffs as it is stored as phytates. Thus, phytase supplementation is essential to increase P ...
Intact tails as a welfare indicator in finishing pigs? Scoring of tail lesions and defining intact tails in undocked pigs at the abattoir
(Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2020-07-16) Benestar Animal
Tail biting lesions are a potential measure of on-farm animal welfare, as a large range of stressors increase the risk for tail biting outbreaks. Further, tail biting is a major challenge, as lesions ...
How far are we from providing pigs appropriate environmental enrichment?
(Animals, 2019-09-24) Benestar Animal
Welfare of cattle at slaughter
(EFSA Journal, 2020-11-03) Benestar Animal
The killing of cattle for human consumption (slaughtering) can take place in a slaughterhouse or on farm. The processes of slaughtering that were assessed for welfare, from the arrival of cattle until ...
Scientific Opinion on the assessment of the control measures of the category A diseases of Animal Health Law: African Horse Sickness
(EFSA Journal, 2021-02-03) Benestar Animal
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 ...
Social network analysis of agonistic behaviour and its association with economically important traits in pigs
(Animals, 2020-11-16) Benestar Animal; Genètica i Millora Animal
Aggression behaviour has several negative consequences on the performance and welfare of pigs. Here, the Social Network Analysis (SNA) approach was employed to (1) identify individual traits that describe ...
Attitudes and beliefs of Eastern European consumers towards animal welfare
(Animals, 2020-07-17) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
The aim of this exploratory work, because of the existing bias on the size of the sample and some of the sociodemographic characteristics of the participants, was to investigate the Eastern European ...