Animal Welfare

Improvements in the Welfare and Behaviour of Intensively Raised Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus)

Examines measures to improve the welfare of intensively raised pigs in recent years.

Author: 
Rees, Peter
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3265
Essay Description: 
Examines measures to improve the welfare of intensively raised pigs in recent years.
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The Importance of Reducing Stocking Density to Improve Broiler Welfare

Demonstrates that reducing stocking density on broiler farms will significantly improve broiler welfare.

Author: 
Bahal, Pooja
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3266
Essay Description: 
Demonstrates that reducing stocking density on broiler farms will significantly improve broiler welfare.
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Welfare of Layer Hens: Recent Developments and Implications for Freerange Production

Looks at ways to balance welfare needs with disease prevention in layer hens. Issues such as feather pecking and improving psychological well-being within layer flocks are examined.

Author: 
O'Reilly, Rachel
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3267
Essay Description: 
Looks at ways to balance welfare needs with disease prevention in layer hens. Issues such as feather pecking and improving psychological well-being within layer flocks are examined.
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Alternative Solutions to Beak trimming in Layer Hens to Reduce Feather pecking and Improve Welfare

Suggests ways to reduce the significant welfare problem of feather pecking in layer hens.

Author: 
Keyes, Smantha
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3268
Essay Description: 
Suggests ways to reduce the significant welfare problem of feather pecking in layer hens.
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Pedigree Dogs: Welfare Concerns and the Way Forward

Discusses the welfare problems faced by pedigreed dogs as a result of the quest for adherence to breed standards.

Author: 
Boyd, Tegan
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3269
Essay Description: 
Discusses the welfare problems faced by pedigreed dogs as a result of the quest for adherence to breed standards.
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Cooling Cattle: Combating Heat Stress in a Changing Climate

Considers ways of reducing heat stress in cattle using evaporative methods such as sprinklers.

Author: 
Aitken, Joanna
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3255
Essay Description: 
Considers ways of reducing heat stress in cattle using evaporative methods such as sprinklers.
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Piglets and Weaning: Improving Welfare of Piglets by means of Diet and Environment

Investigates tools for improving the management of piglets during weaning, with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare.

Author: 
Yoshimura, Kasumi
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3256
Essay Description: 
Investigates tools for improving the management of piglets during weaning, with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare. RSPCA Australia Pig Welfare Science Prize 2011
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An exploration of Animal Welfare Improvements that may be gained for Farmed Chickens by Adopting Alternative Slaughter Technologies

Looks at technologies to improving slaughter conditions for chickens

Author: 
Drew, Kate
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3260
Essay Description: 
Looks at technologies to improving slaughter conditions for chickens. RSPCA Australia Poultry Welfare Science Prize 2011
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Heat Shock Proteins in Farmed Gilthead Seabream (Sparus aurata): The Key to assessing their Welfare?

Examines the use of heat shock proteins to assess stress in farmed fish.

Author: 
Ashley, Katherine
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3261
Essay Description: 
Examines the use of heat shock proteins to assess stress in farmed fish.
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A Review of Current Methods used to control Free-roaming Cat Populations and their Effects on Feline Welfare

Assesses different methods for controlling free roaming cat populations, with cat welfare in mind.

Author: 
Hodges, Laura
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3262
Essay Description: 
Assesses different methods for controlling free roaming cat populations, with cat welfare in mind.
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