Technical documents

Stress in farm animals
D.Temple, E.Mainau, X.Manteca +info    PDF The term “stress” has been widely used in biology to describe a set of physiological and behaviou...
What is animal welfare?
X.Manteca, E.Mainau, D.Temple +info      PDF   The concept of animal welfare includes three elements: the animal's normal biological functio...
Pain caused by parturition in sows (I...
E.Navarro, E.Mainau, D.Temple, P. Llonch, X.Manteca PDF   +info   Pain is a sensory and emotional experience that has negative effects on an...
Pain caused by parturition in sows
E.Mainau, D. Temple, P. Llonch, X.Manteca +info    PDF Farrowing is a painful and risky process for both the sow and the newborn piglets. Dif...
Aggression in pigs and its welfare co...
P. Llonch, E. Mainau, D. Temple, X. Manteca   +info     PDF   Aggression in pigs occurs as a natural behaviour when stablishing hierarchy aft...
FVE survey: "Will the EU manage to ba...
N.De Briyne, C.Berg, T.Blaha, D.Temple PDF Many male pigs are surgically castrated in Europe. Often without any pain relief. While this is al...
Pre-weaning mortality in piglets
E. Mainau, D. Temple, X. Manteca +info   PDF   Pre-weaning piglet mortality is a major economic and welfare issue in pig production. Pre-we...
Economic impact of stress caused by r...
D.Temple, E.Mainau, X.Manteca +info    PDF Despite being a relatively short phase in the process of meat production, the transport of animal...
Tail biting in pigs
D.Temple, E.Mainau, X.Manteca +info   PDF   Tail biting represents both a major animal welfare and economic problem for the pig industry wi...
Effect of castration on the welfare o...
D.Temple, E.Mainau, X.Manteca +info     PDF Castration in males consists of the removal of the testes or the inhibition of testicular functio...
Legal requirements on animal welfare ...
E.Mainau, D.Temple, X.Manteca +info    PDF The legal requirements regarding pig welfare on intensive pig farms are the result of the impleme...
Cow's welfare during milking
D.Temple, E.Mainau, X.Manteca PDF  Milking is considered one of the most important routine tasks done by dairy cattle farmers and is also rat...
Fear caused by poor human-animal rela...
D.Temple, E.Mainau, X.Manteca PDF  The quality of stockmanship has an important effect on animal welfare and performance. Indeed, the attitud...
Welfare issues during the dry period ...
X.Manteca, E.Mainau, D.Temple +info   PDF   The dry period is critically important for the welfare of dairy cows and their production in th...
Udder pain and discomfort at dry-off ...
E.Mainau, D.Temple, X.Manteca   +info     PDF              Dry-off in dairy cows implies the gradual or abrupt cessation of milking. Gradual ...
Lying behaviour and performances in d...
D.Temple, F.Bargo, E.Mainau,     I.Ipharraguerre, X.Manteca   PDF   Lying behaviour is a high priority behaviour. Lack of lying and sleep has...
Udder pain and discomfort at dry-off ...
E.Mainau, D.Temple, P.Llonch, X.Manteca   +info     PDF              Dry-off is associated with the engorgement of the mammary gland resultin...
Heat stress and efficiency in dairy m...
D. Temple, F. Bargo, E. Mainau, I. Ipharraguerre, X. Manteca +info   PDF Heat stress is one of the greatest challenges faced by dairy farmer...
Welfare issues related to mastitis in...
E. Mainau, D. Temple, X. Manteca +info   PDF   Mastitis is one of the major animal welfare and economic problems in dairy cattle production...
Welfare questions related to diarrhea...
D.Temple, E.Mainau, X.Manteca +info   PDF According to the Five Freedoms (FAWC, 1992, 1993), animals should not suffer from pain, injuries a...
Welfare of dairy cows during the peri...
D.Temple, E.Mainau, X.Manteca +info    PDF A normal calving (eutocia) poses a risk for both the mother and the newborn calf. This risk is gr...
Impact of dehorning and disbudding on...
E.Mainau, D.Temple, X.Manteca +info    PDF Dehorning and disbudding are relatively routine practices in cattle. This is mainly because polled...
Welfare implications of tail docking ...
E.Mainau, D.Temple, P.Llonch, X.Manteca +info     PDF Tail docking and male castration are routine practices in sheep and are carried out in ...
Assessment of pain in sheep
X.Manteca, D.Temple, E.Mainau, P.Llonch +info     PDF Pain in sheep Pain is a major welfare issue and sheep may experience pain as a result ...
Guidelines End of Lay Hennovation
D.Temple, C.Weeks, T.van Niekerk, X.Manteca PDF  
Guidelines Feather Pecking Hennovation
D.Temple, T.van Niekerk, C.Weeks, X.Manteca PDF