Standardisation of resource-based parameters to assess the welfare status of pigs

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Abstract

This paper identified resources for pigs, i.e. environment-based factors affecting pig welfare. Lists of resources have been described for both on-farm rearing conditions and for 'transport and slaughter conditions'. On-farm parameters include general information, density, flooring/bedding, ventilation system and dust and other resources such as environmental enrichment, feeding and water system, social conditions and provisions for health care
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • animal welfare
  • pigs
  • pig farming
  • pig housing
  • standardization

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