Implementation of the Welfare Quality broiler assessment protocol – final report : overview of outcome-based measurement of broiler welfare and a general discussion on the Welfare Quality broiler assessment protocol

I.C. de Jong, H. Gunnink, V.A. Hindle

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Abstract

In the current report, two topics related to our study on the implementation of the Welfare Quality® broiler assessment protocol are discussed. First, animal-based measures for broiler welfare, currently included in the Welfare Quality® broiler assessment protocol, are discussed with respect to their suitability as outcome-based measure in future legislation or regulations. Practical experiences with the measures and supporting literature are used to judge the various animal-based measures. Second, the Welfare Quality® broiler assessment protocol is discussed with respect to a simplification, the relevance of the various measures and the aggregation model, and it is suggested how the assessment protocol can be applied in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages57
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLivestock Research report
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.833

Keywords

  • animal welfare
  • poultry farming
  • broilers
  • protocols
  • animal health
  • chicken housing
  • poultry feeding

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