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Author Špinka, Marek

Title Advances in Pig Welfare
Published Kent : Elsevier Science, 2017


Description 1 online resource (512 pages)
Series Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition
Woodhead Publishing in food science, technology, and nutrition.
Contents Front Cover -- Advances in Pig Welfare -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- Introduction -- The book content -- A wish for the book -- I. Pig Welfare Hot Spots -- 1 Overview of commercial pig production systems and their main welfare challenges -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Production cycle of pigs -- 1.2.1 The mating unit -- 1.2.2 The gestation unit -- 1.2.3 The farrowing unit -- 1.2.4 The weaner unit -- 1.2.5 The rearing unit -- 1.3 Housing systems and EU welfare regulation -- 1.3.1 Mating unit -- 1.3.2 Gestation unit
1.3.3 Farrowing unit1.3.4 Weaner unit -- 1.3.5 Rearing unit -- 1.4 Welfare challenges and possible improvements -- 1.4.1 The mating unit -- 1.4.2 The gestation unit -- 1.4.3 The farrowing unit -- 1.4.4 Weaner unit and rearing unit -- 1.5 Conclusions and future development -- References -- 2 Sow welfare in the farrowing crate and alternatives -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.1.1 Why is the farrowing period a welfare â#x80;#x98;hot spotâ#x80;#x99;? -- 2.1.2 What are the sow welfare issues in farrowing/lactation? -- 2.2 Ecology of sow reproduction -- 2.2.1 Natural behaviour
2.2.2 Maternal investment theory2.3 Genetic â#x80;#x98;improvementâ#x80;#x99; and its implications -- 2.3.1 Genetic selection criteria and their consequences for sow welfare -- 2.3.2 Short-term gains versus lifetime implications -- 2.3.3 Feasibility of selection for robustness and temperament -- 2.4 Biologyâ#x80;#x93;building interface -- 2.4.1 Needs of the sow (and other parties) -- Design detail to reconcile the triangle of needs -- 2.4.2 What systems are available? -- 2.4.3 How well do they meet the needs? -- Evaluating the welfare attributes of systems Evaluating system production performance2.5 Biologyâ#x80;#x93;management interface -- 2.5.1 Humanâ#x80;#x93;animal interaction -- 2.5.2 Pharmalogical intervention around farrowing and supervision -- 2.5.3 Cross-fostering and nurse sows -- 2.5.4 Feeding strategies -- 2.5.5 Weaning age -- 2.6 Conclusions and future trends -- Abbreviations -- References -- 3 Piglet mortality and morbidity: inevitable or unacceptable? -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.1.1 Current international levels and trends â#x80;#x93; are we making relative progress?
3.1.2 Economic, environmental and ethical importance3.1.3 The evolutionary aspects of piglet mortality â#x80;#x93; are we pushing it too far? -- 3.2 Mortality and welfare -- 3.2.1 Is mortality a welfare issue? -- 3.2.2 Prevalence of different causes and their welfare implications -- 3.2.3 Stillbirths -- 3.2.4 Hypoxia, low viability/prematurity, hypothermia â#x80;#x93; do they have lesser pain perception? -- 3.2.5 Crushing, savaging â#x80;#x93; mortality vs morbidity -- 3.2.6 Congenital abnormality, starvation, infection/disease â#x80;#x93; chronic states -- 3.2.7 Ethics of euthanasia
Summary Annotation Advances in Pig Welfare analyzes current topical issues in the key areas of pig welfare assessment and improvement. With coverage of both recent developments and reviews of historical welfare issues, the volume provides a comprehensive survey of the field. The book is divided into two sections. Part One opens with an overview of main welfare challenges in commercial pig production systems and then reviews pig welfare hot spots from birth to slaughter. Part Two highlights emerging topics in pig welfare, such as pain and health assessment, early socialization and environmental enrichment, pig-human interactions, breeding for welfare, positive pig welfare and pigs as laboratory animals. This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. With its expert editor and international team of contributors, Advances in Pig Welfare is a key reference tool for welfare research scientists and students, veterinarians involved in welfare assessment, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of pig. Provides in-depth reviews of emerging topics, research, and applications in pig welfareAnalyzes on-farm assessment of pig welfare, an extremely important marker for the monitoring of real welfare impacts of any changes in husbandry systemsEdited by a leader in the field of pig welfare, with contributing experts from veterinary science, welfare academia, and practitioners in industry
Notes ""3.3 Mortality patterns and trends""
Print version record
Subject Swine.
Swine industry.
Swine industry.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780081011195