Animal Welfare

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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Bycatch Mitigation Strategies in Pelagic Longline Fisheries: An aid to the Welfare of the Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta)

Examines ways of reducing the numbers of loggerhead turtles accidentally caught in commercial fishing. Hook shape and type of bait are considered.

Author: 
Schaffer, Louise
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3263
Essay Description: 
Examines ways of reducing the numbers of loggerhead turtles accidentally caught in commercial fishing. Hook shape and type of bait are considered.
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