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Title: An evaluation of including some welfare outcome measures within UK pig farm assurance schemes
Author: Mullan, Siobhan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2677 2383
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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This project examined the feasibility and benefits of including some welfare outcome measures within the UK pig farm assurance schemes with a view to potential industry implementation. The investigations included both animal welfare science and an evaluation of socio-political factors. Consultations with stakeholders influenced the potential welfare measures, including a novel pig keeping score'. Five 'core' measures were identified: tail lesions, body lesions, lameness, pigs requiring hospitalisation and oral behaviour. During this process differences between stakeholders in the understanding of the concept animal welfare emerged.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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