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Steen Henrik Møller

WelFur-mink: on-farm welfare assessment of mink (Neovision vision) - effect of sample size on animal based measures

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European Fur Breeder's Association initiated the "WelFur project" in 2009 which is aiming at developing an applicable on farm welfare assessment protocol for mink based on the Welfare Quality® principles. Such a welfare assessment system should possess the following qualities: It should be "high" in validity, reliability as well as feasibility - the latter both as regards time and economy costs. This paper based on empiric data addressed the questions on needed sample size for a robust herd assessment of animal based measures. The animal based part of the full WelFur protocol including 9 animal based measures such as "stereotypy", "tremperament" and "body condition". These measures were in each fo 9 Danish mink farms on approximately 250 adult mink on each farm collected during the nursing season 2011 by a total of 8 observers working in pairs. Descriptive result showed a large between herd variations in herd prevalence of the mentioned parameters. Statistical analyses showed that a sample size of 125 adult mink was a robus estimate of the herd level of animal based measures.
TitelProceedings of the Xth International Scientific Congress in fur animal production
RedaktørerP.F. Larsen, S.H. Møller, T. Clausen, A.S. Hammer, T.M. Lássen, V.H. Nielsen, A.H. Tauson, L.L. Jeppesen, S.W. Hansen, J. Elnif, J. Malmkvist
ForlagWageningen Academic Publishers
ISBN (trykt)978-90-8686-205-4
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-90-8686-760-8
StatusUdgivet - 2012
BegivenhedIFASA congress - Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 21 aug. 201224 aug. 2012


KonferenceIFASA congress

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