Discomfort among cattle, pigs, poultry, mink and horses : inventory and prioritisation and possible solution strategies

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Late 2007 the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality presented a Policy Document on Animal Welfare to the Parliament. In this report a number of building blocks on how to deal with farm animals are described. A discussion of similarities and differences in the perception of animal welfare from social and animal science perspective. An inventory of discomfort items, and their prioritizing for cattle, pigs, poultry, mink and horses and some steps to solve animal welfare problems. An integral design plan for several sectors, where integral design is most necessary to diminish discomfort to animals
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen UR, Animal Sciences Group
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
ISSN (Print)1570-8616



  • animal welfare
  • animal housing
  • animal husbandry
  • animal behaviour
  • stalls
  • stress
  • farm management
  • animal housing design
  • stall climate

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