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Title Advances in pig welfare / edited by Marek Špinka.
Imprint Duxford, United Kingdom : Woodhead Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]
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Series Woodhead Publishing in food science, technology, and nutrition
Woodhead Publishing in food science, technology, and nutrition.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Swine industry -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Swine.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Pig Welfare Hot Spots -- 1. Overview of commercial pig production systems and their main welfare challenges / Lene Juul Pedersen -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Production cycle of pigs -- 1.3. Housing systems and EU welfare regulation -- 1.4. Welfare challenges and possible improvements -- 1.5. Conclusions and future development -- References -- 2. Sow welfare in the farrowing crate and alternatives / Sandra A. Edwards -- 2.1. Introduction -- 2.2. Ecology of sow reproduction -- 2.3. Genetic ìmprovement' and its implications -- 2.4. Biology -- building interface -- 2.5. Biology -- management interface -- 2.6. Conclusions and future trends -- Abbreviations -- References -- 3. Piglet mortality and morbidity: inevitable or unacceptable? / Sandra A. Edwards -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Mortality and welfare -- 3.3. Mortality patterns and trends -- 3.4. Interventions to reduce mortality and their implications -- 3.5. Conclusions and future trends -- Abbreviations -- References -- 4. Lifetime consequences of the early physical and social environment of piglets / Sandra A. Edwards -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. Influences of the physical environment -- 4.3. Influences of the social environment -- 4.4. Interactions of the physical and social environment -- 4.5. Conclusions and future issues -- Abbreviations -- References -- 5. Tail biting / Anna Valros -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. What motivates tail biting? -- 5.3. Risk factors for tail biting: the pig -- 5.4. Risk factors for tail biting: the environment -- 5.5. Early identification of tail biting -- 5.6. Handling tail biting outbreaks -- 5.7. Consequences of tail biting -- 5.8. Consequences of tail docking -- 5.9. Conclusions and future perspectives -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- References -- 6. Chains as proper enrichment for intensively-farmed pigs? / Marc B.M. Bracke -- 6.1. EC Directive -- 6.2. RICHPIG -- 6.3. Communication -- 6.4. On-farm observations -- 6.5. Animal -- material interaction sensors -- 6.6. What is proper enrichment for intensively-farmed pigs in the short term? -- 6.7. Intelligent natural design -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- References -- 7. Mitigating hunger in pregnant sows / Jos Houdijk -- 7.1. Development of dry sow feeding and housing -- 7.2. Concern over dry sow welfare -- 7.3. basic model of the control of feeding behaviour -- 7.4. Reducing hunger/improving satiety in dry sows by changing the diet to include more dietary fibre -- 7.5. Different types of dietary fibre -- 7.6. Behavioural and physiological changes seen in sows given high fibre diets -- 7.7. Does dietary fibre increase satiety and improve welfare in dry sows? -- 7.8. Does access to foraging substrates improve welfare in sows? -- 7.9. Fibre in typical industry diets -- 7.10. Sow diet effects on social behaviour -- 7.11. Sow diet effects on gut health -- 7.12. Number and timing of meals -- 7.13. impact of sow diet and feeding methods on the piglets -- 7.14. Environmental impacts of fibre diets for sows -- 7.15. Future trends -- 7.16. Overall summary/conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- References -- 8. Aggression in group housed sows and fattening pigs / Jean-Loup Rault -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Aggression and the dominance hierarchy -- 8.3. Aggression in commercial farms -- 8.4. Factors that affect sow aggression -- 8.5. Factors that affect aggression in the weaner and fattening pig -- 8.6. Conclusions -- 8.7. Future trends -- Abbreviation -- References -- 9. Transport of pigs to slaughter and associated handling / Sebastien Goumon -- 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. On-farm and loading -- 9.3. Transport and unloading -- 9.4. Conclusions and future trends -- Abbreviations -- References -- 10. Slaughter of pigs / Antoni Dalmau -- 10.1. Introduction -- 10.2. Lairage -- 10.3. Moving to the stunning area -- 10.4. Bleeding -- 10.5. Stunning -- 10.6. Stunning methods -- 10.7. Monitoring welfare at the slaughterhouse according to Welfare Quality -- 10.8. Depopulation killing methods -- 10.9. Training in animal welfare at slaughter -- 10.10. Slaughter welfare legislation and codes -- 10.11. Future trends -- Abbreviations -- References -- pt. II Pig Welfare Emerging Topics -- 11. Pain in pigs: Characterisation, mechanisms and indicators / Pierpaolo Di Giminiani -- 11.1. Introduction -- 11.2. Definition of pain -- 11.3. Pain terminology -- 11.4. Chronic pain -- 11.5. Anatomy and physiology of the pig pain system -- 11.6. Indicators of pain in pigs -- 11.7. Conclusions/Future trends -- References -- 12. On-farm and post-mortem health assessment / Xavier Manteca -- 12.1. Health and welfare -- 12.2. Welfare assessment: environment-based vs animal-based measures -- 12.3. On-farm assessment of health -- 12.4. Assessment of health at the abattoir -- 12.5. Future trends -- Abbreviations -- References -- 13. Pig -- human interactions: Creating a positive perception of humans to ensure pig welfare / Joop Lensink -- 13.1. Introduction: importance of good stockmanship -- 13.2. Sensory channels in pig -- human interactions -- 13.3. Perception of humans by pigs -- 13.4. Consequences of negative and positive human -- pig relationship -- 13.5. Potential ways of improving the human -- pig relationship -- 13.6. Conclusion -- References -- 14. Breeding for pig welfare: Opportunities and challenges / Rainer Roehe -- 14.1. Introduction -- 14.2. Genetic interactions between production and welfare traits -- 14.3. State of the art in breeding for improved pig welfare -- 14.4. Barriers to breeding for pig welfare -- 14.5. role of modern breeding tools in overcoming barriers to selection -- 14.6. Conclusions and future trends -- Abbreviation -- References -- 15. Positive welfare: What does it add to the debate over pig welfare? / Marek Spinka -- 15.1. Introduction -- 15.2. Origins of̀ positive animal welfare' -- 15.3. Measuring positive welfare in pigs through behavioural indicators -- 15.4. Positive pig welfare in the real world -- 15.5. What does positive welfare add to the debate over pig welfare? -- 15.6. Conclusions and future developments -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- References -- 16. Pigs as laboratory animals / Mette S. Herskin -- 16.1. Introduction -- 16.2. Monitoring of laboratory pig welfare -- 16.3. Welfare and housing -- 16.4. Welfare and feeding -- 16.5. Welfare and human -- animal interaction -- 16.6. Management and alleviation of pain and discomfort -- 16.7. Future trends and conclusions.
Summary 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.
Other Author Špinka, Marek, editor.
Other Title Print version: Advances in pig welfare. Duxford, United Kingdom : Woodhead Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]