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dc.contributor.authorEFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare
dc.contributor.authorSaxmose Nielsen, Søren
dc.contributor.authorAlvarez, Julio
dc.contributor.authorBicout, Dominique Joseph
dc.contributor.authorCalistri, Paolo
dc.contributor.authorDepner, Klaus
dc.contributor.authorDrewe, Julian Ashley
dc.contributor.authorGarin-Bastuji, Bruno
dc.contributor.authorGonzales Rojas, Jose Luis
dc.contributor.authorGortázar Schmidt, Christian
dc.contributor.authorMichel, Virginie
dc.contributor.authorMiranda Chueca, Miguel Ángel
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Helen Clare
dc.contributor.authorSihvonen, Liisa Helena
dc.contributor.authorSpoolder, Hans
dc.contributor.authorStahl, Karl
dc.contributor.authorVelarde Calvo, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorViltrop, Arvo
dc.contributor.authorBuijs, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorCandiani, Denise
dc.contributor.authorMosbach-Schulz, Olaf
dc.contributor.authorVan der Stede, Yves
dc.contributor.authorWinckler, Christoph
dc.contributor.otherProducció Animalca
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-21T09:11:15Z
dc.date.available2020-04-21T09:11:15Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-09
dc.identifier.citationSaxmose Nielsen, Søren, Julio Alvarez, Dominique Joseph Bicout, Paolo Calistri, Klaus Depner, Julian Ashley Drewe, and Bruno Garin‐Bastuji et al. 2020. "Health And Welfare Of Rabbits Farmed In Different Production Systems". EFSA Journal 18 (1). Wiley. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2020.5944.ca
dc.identifier.issn1831-4732ca
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/722
dc.description.abstractThe AGRI committee of the European Parliament requested EFSA to assess the welfare of rabbits farmed in different production systems, including organic production, and to update its 2005 scientific opinion about the health and welfare of rabbits kept for meat production. Considering reproducing does, kits and growing rabbits, this scientific opinion focusses on six different housing systems, namely conventional cages, structurally enriched cages, elevated pens, floor pens, outdoor/partially outdoor systems and organic systems. To compare the level of welfare in the different housing systems and rabbit categories, welfare impact scores for 20 welfare consequences identified from the literature were calculated, taking their occurrence, duration and severity into account. Based on the overall welfare impact score (sum of scores for the single welfare consequences), obtained via a 2-step expert knowledge elicitation process, the welfare of reproducing does is likely (certainty 66–90%) to be lower in conventional cages compared to the five other housing systems. In addition, it is likely to extremely likely (certainty 66–99%) that the welfare of kits is lower in outdoor systems compared to the other systems and that the welfare is higher in elevated pens than in the other systems. Finally, it is likely to extremely likely (certainty 66–99%) that the welfare of growing rabbits is lower in conventional cages compared to the other systems and that the welfare is higher in elevated pens than in the other systems. Ranking of the welfare consequences allowed an analysis of the main welfare consequences within each system and rabbit category. It was concluded that for reproducing does, as well as growing rabbits, welfare consequences related to behavioural restrictions were more prominent in conventional cages, elevated pens and enriched cages, whereas those related to health problems were more important in floor pens, outdoor and organic systems. Housing in organic rabbit farming is diverse, which can result in different welfare consequences, but the overall welfare impact scores suggest that welfare in organic systems is generally good.ca
dc.format.extent96ca
dc.language.isoengca
dc.publisherWileyca
dc.relation.ispartofEFSA Journalca
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalca
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleHealth and welfare of rabbits farmed in different production systemsca
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca
dc.description.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca
dc.rights.accessLevelinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.embargo.termscapca
dc.subject.udc636ca
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2020.5944ca
dc.contributor.groupBenestar Animalca


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