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Conference paper - Peer-reviewed, 2003

Cattle welfare aspects of animal hygiene

Hultgren, Jan


Industrialized cattle production is presently the subject of great changes, which in some respects have great detrimental impact on the animals. Modern intensive production systems often disregard the animals' behavioural needs, causing unnecessary stress and disease. In the light of Swedish cattle husbandry standards, housing, management, feeding, transport and slaughter practices, and animal welfare legislation are discussed, focusing on some specific welfare-related problems. Implications for future cattle husbandry are presented, heading for a sustainable food production

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Proceedings of the XI International Congress in Animal Hygiene
2003, number: 1, pages: 67-79
Publisher: ISAH


XI International Congress in Animal Hygiene

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    Veterinary Science
    Animal and Dairy Science

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