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Abstract

After an introductory paper on "Biology into Buildings", this seminar focussed on the philosophy and concepts concerning farm animal housing and welfare, presented in six papers in the first session. In sessions 2 and 3 aspects of welfare related to housing design for farm animals, (three papers) and housing design related to the welfare of farm animals (12 papers) were discussed respectively, leading to a special consideration of traumatic injuries and foot diseases, and flooring and injuries. In the final session, five papers were presented for discussion: foundation of housing and welfare, the biological basis for animal welfare control, welfare and design, methods of design control and management constraint for livestock housing in the USA. Thus, in the last four short seminars, steps were retraced, pulling together relevant material in a structured manner and discussing the central issues of welfare philosophy, biology, and design. knowledge accumulated both from scientists and designers will be invested in the control, the protection, and the promotion of farm animal welfare.

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Authors: BAXTER S H, SCOTTISH FARM BUILDINGS INVESTIGATION UNIT, BUCKSBURN, ABERDEEN (UK);BAXTER M R, SCOTTISH FARM BUILDINGS INVESTIGATION UNIT, BUCKSBURN, ABERDEEN (UK);MACCORMACK J A D SCOTTISH FARM BUILDINGS INVESTIGATION UNIT, BUCKSBURN, ABERDEEN (UK), SCOTTISH FARM BUILDINGS INVESTIGATION UNIT, BUCKSBURN, ABERDEEN (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: P. 343, HFL 145, 1983. ISBN 0-89838-597-0, PUBL. BY: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, DORDRECHT, NL, (EUR 8674 E)
Record Number: 1989122000200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en