Animal welfare: Concepts and practical procedures to evaluate the swine productions systems

Xavier Manteca, Caio Abércio Da Silva, Ana Maria Bridi, Cleandro Pazinato Dias

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Abstract

The concepts of animal welfare have received a wide discussion by international scientific community during the last decades. The most accepted definition consider the animal welfare like a multidimensional theme, where are involved the emotion, the biological activity and the natural behavior. However, considering the clearness of this concepts, another challenge is presented, where is questioned how we can evaluate the animal welfare in commercial systems. Thus, the Welfare Quality® project gave the understanding about the welfare subjects and how we can to evaluate its in commercial farms and slaughterhouses. Then the main of this article is present the principal concepts and practical means to evaluate the animal welfare in swine, according the Welfare Quality® protocols, with the identifications of the positive and critical aspects involved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4213-4230
JournalSemina:Ciencias Agrarias
Volume34
Issue number6 SUPPL. 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Measurements
  • Swine production
  • Welfare Quality®

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