An animal-based welfare assessment of group-housed calves on UK dairy farms
UNSPECIFIED (2003) An animal-based welfare assessment of group-housed calves on UK dairy farms. In: 2nd International Workshop on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level, UNIV BRISTOL, BRISTOL, ENGLAND, SEP 04-06, 2002. Published in: ANIMAL WELFARE, 12 (4). pp. 611-617.Full text not available from this repository.
A series of measures of calf welfare was dei,eloped through a process of expert consultation. A welfare assessment of group-housed calves was carried out on 53 UK dairy farms during the winter of 2000/01. The assessment used animal-based measures including direct observation of the calves and examination of their health history through a review of farm records. The findings from this were compiled into a profile of calf welfare which outlined the range of results for each measure used The results fell into the three categories of respiratory health, nutrition and general appearance. A broad range of results was found across the farms visited for the measures in each of these categories. Some,farms peformed well for all measures taken, and no farms performed consistently badly across all aspects of calf welfare. The majority of farms combined aspects of both good and poor welfare performance.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Q Science > QL Zoology
|Journal or Publication Title:||ANIMAL WELFARE|
|Publisher:||UNIV FEDERATION ANIMAL WELFARE|
|Official Date:||November 2003|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 611-617|
|Title of Event:||2nd International Workshop on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level|
|Location of Event:||UNIV BRISTOL, BRISTOL, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP 04-06, 2002|
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