Essays about: "slaughter"

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  1. 1. Field study of the drought’s impact on feeding strategy and biological parameters in early lactation dairy cattle

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management

    Author : Mikaela Würtz; [2019]
    Keywords : dairy cattle; drought; energy balance; feeding; metabolism;

    Abstract : The summer of 2018 was unusually warm and dry. For animal production, this resulted in poor pastures, reduced harvests of crops, such as roughage and grains, and increased risk for heat stress in the animals. The drought led to problems as in shortage of animal feed, which made the feeding of dairy cattle difficult. READ MORE

  2. 2. Faktorer som påverkar slaktmognad hos betesuppfödda höstlamm

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Environment and Health

    Author : Sarah Henry Bergman; [2019]
    Keywords : betesgrödor; gotlandsfår; slaktvikt; tillskottsutfodring; vinterlamm;

    Abstract : Gotlandsfåren som har en aktiv avelspopulation om 18 000 tackor är Sveriges van-ligaste fårras. Med en stark säsongsbunden brunst på hösten föds lammen under våren och slaktas traditionellt sätt på hösten efter betessäsongen. READ MORE

  3. 3. Grisars reaktion på luftfyllt skum

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Environment and Health

    Author : Åsa Thurehult; [2019]
    Keywords : Bedövning av grisar; grisars beteende; bedömning av rädsla;

    Abstract : There are a majority of approved stunning methods for pig slaughter in Sweden. These include captive bolt stunner, rifles (including shotguns), electricity and carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide and electricity are among the most common methods. READ MORE

  4. 4. Stress and meat quality in two lines of the Yorkshire pig breed: Swedish and Dutch

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Environment and Health

    Author : Andreas Andersson; [2019]
    Keywords : Swedish Yorkshire; Dutch Yorkshire; stress; meat quality; behaviour test; novel Arena test; startle test; lactate; temperature and pH;

    Abstract : Pigs are exposed to several different environmental stressors in the modern production from weaning, mixing, crowding etc. Preslaughter stressors may result in meat quality problems, such as the formation of pale, soft and exudative meat as well as the formation of dark, firm and dry meat, which makes the meat to be unattractive. READ MORE

  5. 5. Effects of stockperson attitudes and handling on finishing pig behaviour and mental state

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Environment and Health

    Author : Martina Lundin; [2019]
    Keywords : animal handling; stockperson attitude; fear response; mental state; human-animal interaction; finishing pigs; qualitative behaviour assessment and fear assessment;

    Abstract : This study is part of an ongoing project, PigTraWel (2019) which aims to investigate interactions between animal transporters and slaughter pigs during loading and unloading by mapping different driving methods, their effects on pigs and transporters and the efficiency of the work. Pigs are exposed to a number of environmental stressors prior to slaughter that can affect pig behaviour and welfare, the working situation of stockpeople involved and cause meat quality problems. READ MORE