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Title Measuring and auditing broiler welfare / edited by C. Weeks and A. Butterworth
Published Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA : CABI Pub., [2004]
©2004
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Contents Contributors -- Foreword / Ian Duncan -- Introduction / Claire Weeks -- Part 1: Outcomes (Animal based) -- 1. Lameness / J. Mench -- 2. Measuring and auditing the welfare of broiler breeders / P. Hocking -- 3. Pododermatitis and hockburn in broiler chickens / C. Berg -- 4. Evaluating the impact of metabolic disorders on the welfare of broilers / R. Julian -- 5. Infectious disease -- morbidity and mortality / A. Butterworth -- 6. Abnormal behaviour and fear / G.S. Sanotra and C. Weeks -- Part 2: Inputs (Resource based) -- 7. The significance of biosecurity to broiler welfare / M. Pattison -- 8. Measuring and assessing broiler welfare inputs: feed / S.H. Gordon, A.W. Walker and D.R. Charles -- 9. Measuring and assessing broiler welfare inputs: light / N.B. Prescott, H.H. Kristensen and C.M. Wathes -- 10. Air hygiene / C. Wathes -- 11. Stocking density / W. Bessei -- 12. Transport and handling / M. Mitchell and P. Kettlewell -- 13. Primary processing of poultry / S. Wotton and L. Wilkins -- Part 3: Welfare and Auditing Issues -- Section 1: Production Systems -- 14. Comparing welfare in different systems / S. Haslam and S.C. Kestin -- 15. Human factors influencing broiler welfare / P. Hemsworth -- Section 2: Examples of auditing schemes and their effectiveness in assuring welfare -- 16. Auditing systems -- are we effective? / P. Cook -- 17. Is UK farm assurance delivering good welfare? / D. Main and H.R. Whay -- 18. Using welfare outcomes to control intensification: The Swedish Model / C. Berg and B. Algers -- 19. Developing and implementing a welfare audit in the Australian chicken meat industry / J.L. Barnett and P.C. Glatz -- Section 3: Ethical, political and future perspectives -- 20. Does broiler welfare matter and to whom? / D. Morton -- 21. Public attitudes and expectations / M. Appleby -- 22. A global perspective on broiler welfare standards / P. Lymbery -- 23. Measuring broiler chicken behaviour and welfare: prospects for automation / L.P.J.J. Noldus and R.G. Jansen -- Part 4: Poster papers -- Index
Summary This book discusses the scientific basis for the measurement and auditing of the welfare of broilers for meat production. It is divided into three parts, where Part 1 presents the ways in which the birds can serve as indicators of welfare, Part 2 examines some of the more important aspects the chickens' environment and feed that may affect their welfare and Part 3 presents the practical issues concerning the measurement and auditing of broiler welfare. The 23 chapters include discussions on lameness, measuring and auditing the welfare of broiler breeders, pododermatitis and hock burn, the impact of metabolic disorders on welfare, morbidity and mortality of infectious diseases, abnormal behaviour and fear, biosecurity, feed, light, air hygiene, stocking density, transport and handling, poultry processing, comparison of welfare in different systems, human factors influencing broiler welfare, auditing systems, farm assurance and welfare in the UK, the use of models in assessing welfare, development and implementation of a welfare audit in the Australian chicken meat industry, the significance of broiler welfare, public attitudes and expectations to welfare, broiler welfare standards and automation in measuring chicken behaviour and welfare. An index is also included at the end of the book. This book will be of significant interest to legislators, poultry producers and those working in quality assurance, meat and food science, veterinary medicine and animal behaviour and welfare
Notes Based on papers from a conference held in Bristol, UK, May 2003; with additional material
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference and index
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Subject Broilers (Chickens) -- Health.
Broilers (Chickens) -- Quality.
Poultry products -- Quality.
Poultry Products.
Form Electronic book
Author Butterworth, A. (Andrew)
Weeks, C. (Claire)
ISBN 0851990398 (electronic bk.)
9780851990392 (electronic bk.)