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Welfare of the Laying Hen : Poultry Science Symposium - Graham Perry

Welfare of the Laying Hen

Poultry Science Symposium

By: Graham Perry (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th January 2004
ISBN: 9780851998138
Number Of Pages: 448

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The welfare of egg-producing poultry is a topic of great concern to the poultry industry and to researchers in applied animal behavior. It is also subject to increased legislation. Issues such as battery cages, space requirements, access to daylight and "free-range" eggs have attracted public interest.

This book brings together edited papers from the 27th Poultry Science Symposium of the World's Poultry Science Association (UK Branch), held in Bristol in July 2003. Topics covered include: welfare issues, perception and cognition, behavior, health and diseases, stockmanship and the environment, handling, slaughter and transport, and perspectives of consumers and producers.

The importance of welfarep. 1
Hen welfare : consumers' perspectivep. 11
Government views on the welfare of laying hensp. 23
The politics of hen welfarep. 31
Impact of the World Trade Organization on hen welfarep. 39
The food retailer-consumer relationship, with particular reference to animal welfarep. 47
Quality assurancep. 51
The producer and hen welfarep. 55
The laying hen : systems of egg productionp. 67
Stress and the welfare of laying hensp. 81
Genetic influences on resource use, fear and socialityp. 99
The genetics of feather pecking and cannibalismp. 109
Breeding for productivity and welfare of laying hensp. 123
Sensory perception : chemoreceptionp. 139
Vision in the laying henp. 155
Pain and the laying henp. 165
Chicken cognitionp. 177
Social space for laying hensp. 191
Nesting, perching and dustbathingp. 203
Environmental enrichment : the need for practical strategies to improve poultry welfarep. 215
Feather pecking and feather lossp. 227
Cannibalismp. 239
Skeletal disorders in laying hens : the problem of osteoporosis and bone fracturesp. 259
Disease controlp. 279
Environmental management for laying hensp. 283
Lightingp. 299
Nutrition, feedstuffs and feedingp. 313
Human-animal interactionsp. 329
Handling and catching of hens during depopulationp. 345
Transport of chicks, pullets and spent hensp. 361
Stunning and slaughterp. 375
Prioritiesp. 393
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ISBN: 9780851998138
ISBN-10: 0851998135
Series: Poultry Science Symposium
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 7th January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.04 x 17.17  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 1.13

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