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Bentley abstract: Pain management in livestock: understanding the views of producers and veterinarians (American Association of Animal Science, 2017)Treatment of pain is an important part of livestock management. In the UK, various pain management options are available. Yet, despite this and a historical emphasis on animal wellbeing, use of pain relief for livestock ...
Effect of phytase on growth performance, phytate degradation and gene expression of myo-inositol transporters in the small intestine, liver and kidney of 21 day old broilers (2017)An experiment was conducted to evaluate phytase on growth performance, phytate degradation and the gene expression of myo-inositol transporters in 21-day old broilers. Ross 308, male broilers (n = 240) were obtained and ...
(2017)This research analyses the impact that the level of understanding of date marking (among other influences) has on the food waste behaviour of consumers in the European Union focusing on a comparison between European Union ...
Playful pigs: evidence of consistency and change in play depending on litter and developmental stage (2017)Play behaviour in pre-weaned piglets has previously been shown to vary consistently between litters. This study aimed to determine if these pre-weaning litter differences in play behaviour were also consistent in the ...
Opportunities for exercise during pullet rearing, Part II: Long-term effects on bone characteristics of adult laying hens at the end-of-lay (2017)Osteoporosis in laying hens has been a production and welfare concern for several decades. The objective of this study was to determine whether differing opportunities for exercise during pullet rearing influences ...