Impact of animal nutrition on animal welfare

Impact of animal nutrition
on animal welfare
Expert Consultation
26−30 September 2011
FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2012


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Executive Summary

 

Introduction
 

Evolutionary history of farmed ruminant species
Evolutionary history of farmed monogastric species
Defining animal welfare
Tasks for the expert meeting

Nutrition and welfare under different livestock production systems
 

Extensive production systems: ruminants
Extensive production systems: monogastrics
Mixed crop-livestock production systems: ruminants
Mixed crop-livestock production systems: monogastrics
Intensive production systems: ruminants
Intensive production systems: monogastrics
Concluding remarks – Feeding options for different production systems that improve animal welfare and profitability

 

Opportunities and challenges to enhance animal welfare through animal feeding approaches in ruminants
 

Assessing welfare
Nutrient balance
Undesirable behavior
Infectious afflictions
Toxicity issues
Facilities
Parasite control
Salinity
Morbidity and mortality in young stock
Challenges and future research

 

Opportunities and challenges to enhanceanimal welfare through animal feeding approaches in monogastrics
 

Understanding and dealing with chronic hunger
Matching diets to nutritional needs
Developing more sustainable nutritional strategies
Implementing knowledge and socio-economically applicable solutions

 

Guidelines and policy options promoting sustainable animal feeding that enhance animal welfare, animal productivity, animal product quality and profitability
 

Assessing and assuring welfare
Understanding and dealing with chronic or severe hunger or thirst
Implementing knowledge and socio-economically applicable solutions

 

References
Agenda of the Meeting and participants

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