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EURCAW-pigs: Practical and scientific support for pig welfare inspectors.

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EURCAW-pigs: Practical and scientific support for pig welfare inspectors. / Spoolder, Hans A.M.; Schrader, Lars; Ruis, Marko A.W. et al.

2021. 47-47 Abstract from 8th International conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level.

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Spoolder, HAM, Schrader, L, Ruis, MAW & Sørensen, JT 2021, 'EURCAW-pigs: Practical and scientific support for pig welfare inspectors.', 8th International conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level, 16/08/2021 - 19/08/2021 pp. 47-47.

APA

Spoolder, H. A. M., Schrader, L., Ruis, M. A. W., & Sørensen, J. T. (2021). EURCAW-pigs: Practical and scientific support for pig welfare inspectors.. 47-47. Abstract from 8th International conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level.

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Spoolder HAM, Schrader L, Ruis MAW, Sørensen JT. 2021. EURCAW-pigs: Practical and scientific support for pig welfare inspectors. Abstract from 8th International conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level.

MLA

Spoolder, Hans A.M. et al. EURCAW-pigs: Practical and scientific support for pig welfare inspectors.. 8th International conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level, 16 Aug 2021, Conference abstract for conference, 2021. 1 p.

Vancouver

Spoolder HAM, Schrader L, Ruis MAW, Sørensen JT. EURCAW-pigs: Practical and scientific support for pig welfare inspectors.. 2021. Abstract from 8th International conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level.

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Spoolder, Hans A.M. ; Schrader, Lars ; Ruis, Marko A.W. et al. / EURCAW-pigs: Practical and scientific support for pig welfare inspectors. Abstract from 8th International conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level.1 p.

Bibtex

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abstract = "Competent authorities in EU member states need practical and scientific assistance when carrying out their role as animal welfare inspectors. In 2018 the European Commission officially designated the first EU Reference Centre for Animal Welfare with a focus on pig welfare legislation (EURCAW-Pigs). Enforcement of existing EU legislation, accompanied by practical advice on how animal housing and management can be improved, will support good welfare. Following discussions with inspectors, eight key areas of welfare concern were chosen. The first one was on tail docking and tail biting. Routine docking of tails is forbidden, but is still practiced on >90% of European pig farms. EURCAW-Pigs provides science based advice on how inspectors can assess tail biting risks and reduce tail biting. It offers a fact file (or {\textquoteleft}dossier{\textquoteright}) and document repository on its website, practical information in factsheets to be used on farms and suggestions for further training. Other prioritised welfare areas include space allowances and heat stress during transport, pre-weaning piglet mortality and the assessment of consciousness during slaughter. Each of these welfare areas are addressed through three lines of activity. Firstly by providing an overview of scientific and practical knowledge, and by identifying gaps which require further study. Secondly by developing {\textquoteleft}animal welfare indicators{\textquoteright} to support inspections in the field. Thirdly by supporting and promoting training on welfare issues of competent authorities in the different member states. EURCAW-Pigs also offers {\textquoteleft}coordinated assistance{\textquoteright}, essentially by meeting inspectors in different regions of Europe and discussing how to achieve and maintain the legally required welfare standard across the EU – and higher if possible! Finally, the EURCAW-Pigs website https://www.eurcaw-pigs.euprovides access to all knowledge developed, and offers a Question & Answer service to officials still struggling with technical pig welfare questions",
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RIS

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AU - Ruis, Marko A.W.

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N2 - Competent authorities in EU member states need practical and scientific assistance when carrying out their role as animal welfare inspectors. In 2018 the European Commission officially designated the first EU Reference Centre for Animal Welfare with a focus on pig welfare legislation (EURCAW-Pigs). Enforcement of existing EU legislation, accompanied by practical advice on how animal housing and management can be improved, will support good welfare. Following discussions with inspectors, eight key areas of welfare concern were chosen. The first one was on tail docking and tail biting. Routine docking of tails is forbidden, but is still practiced on >90% of European pig farms. EURCAW-Pigs provides science based advice on how inspectors can assess tail biting risks and reduce tail biting. It offers a fact file (or ‘dossier’) and document repository on its website, practical information in factsheets to be used on farms and suggestions for further training. Other prioritised welfare areas include space allowances and heat stress during transport, pre-weaning piglet mortality and the assessment of consciousness during slaughter. Each of these welfare areas are addressed through three lines of activity. Firstly by providing an overview of scientific and practical knowledge, and by identifying gaps which require further study. Secondly by developing ‘animal welfare indicators’ to support inspections in the field. Thirdly by supporting and promoting training on welfare issues of competent authorities in the different member states. EURCAW-Pigs also offers ‘coordinated assistance’, essentially by meeting inspectors in different regions of Europe and discussing how to achieve and maintain the legally required welfare standard across the EU – and higher if possible! Finally, the EURCAW-Pigs website https://www.eurcaw-pigs.euprovides access to all knowledge developed, and offers a Question & Answer service to officials still struggling with technical pig welfare questions

AB - Competent authorities in EU member states need practical and scientific assistance when carrying out their role as animal welfare inspectors. In 2018 the European Commission officially designated the first EU Reference Centre for Animal Welfare with a focus on pig welfare legislation (EURCAW-Pigs). Enforcement of existing EU legislation, accompanied by practical advice on how animal housing and management can be improved, will support good welfare. Following discussions with inspectors, eight key areas of welfare concern were chosen. The first one was on tail docking and tail biting. Routine docking of tails is forbidden, but is still practiced on >90% of European pig farms. EURCAW-Pigs provides science based advice on how inspectors can assess tail biting risks and reduce tail biting. It offers a fact file (or ‘dossier’) and document repository on its website, practical information in factsheets to be used on farms and suggestions for further training. Other prioritised welfare areas include space allowances and heat stress during transport, pre-weaning piglet mortality and the assessment of consciousness during slaughter. Each of these welfare areas are addressed through three lines of activity. Firstly by providing an overview of scientific and practical knowledge, and by identifying gaps which require further study. Secondly by developing ‘animal welfare indicators’ to support inspections in the field. Thirdly by supporting and promoting training on welfare issues of competent authorities in the different member states. EURCAW-Pigs also offers ‘coordinated assistance’, essentially by meeting inspectors in different regions of Europe and discussing how to achieve and maintain the legally required welfare standard across the EU – and higher if possible! Finally, the EURCAW-Pigs website https://www.eurcaw-pigs.euprovides access to all knowledge developed, and offers a Question & Answer service to officials still struggling with technical pig welfare questions

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M3 - Konferenceabstrakt til konference

SP - 47

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Y2 - 16 August 2021 through 19 August 2021

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