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Influence of grouping strategy on welfare measurements of organic entire male pigs Organic Eprints
Thomsen, Rikke; Rousing, Tine; Edwards, Sandra A; Labouriau, R.; Sørensen, Jan Tind.
Alternatives to surgical castration in organic pig production are needed, due to stress and pain caused by castration of male pigs. One alternative, which is in accordance with the values in organic farming, is production of entire male pigs. However, changed behaviour of entires compared to castrates might affect the welfare of the animals. Therefore, in order to produce entire male pigs, without compromised animal welfare, changes in the production system, possible offered by the organic farming system, with e.g. more available space and access to rooting material and roughage, might be a necessity. The aim of this article is to investigate the effect of grouping strategy and group size on levels of mounting behaviour and skin lesions, hypothesising that...
Tipo: Journal paper Palavras-chave: "Organics" in general; Production systems; Health and welfare.
Ano: 2015 URL: http://orgprints.org/28171/7/28171.pdf
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The impact of organic livestock standards on animal welfare – a questionnaire survey of advisors, inspectors and veterinarians Organic Eprints
Hovi, Malla; Kossaibati, Mohamad; Bennett, Richard; Edwards, Sandra A; Robertson, Jamie; Roderick, Stephen.
This report was presented at the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference. A questionnaire survey of organic sector body inspectors, organic advisors and farm animal veterinarians was conducted to examine the respondents’ perceptions of the ability of the organic standards to deliver positive impacts on welfare of organic livestock. A total of 44 separate standards concerning livestock production were extracted from the United Kingdom Register of Organic Food Production livestock production standards. The respondents were asked to consider the potential impact of each standard on animal welfare in comparison to the routine practices used on conventional farms, using a five-point scale (improve significantly, improve slightly, no impact, deteriorate slightly and...
Tipo: Conference paper, poster, etc. Palavras-chave: Regulation Values; Standards and certification Animal husbandry Health and welfare.
Ano: 2002 URL: http://orgprints.org/8455/1/hovi_livestock_standards_welfare.pdf
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