Project without external funding

Systematic assessment of alterations of the integument in cattle: review of methods


Project Details
Project duration: 20062007


Abstract
One aspect of animal welfare is exemption from pain, suffering and damage. When judging animal welfare under different housing or management conditions, therefore, the condition of the skin and its appendages (integument) was taken into account as one health parameter. Within the scope of the EU-project Welfare Quality® the methods applied until now were discussed critically concerning reliability and practicability. A recommendation for a standard method was formulated which can be applied within an on-farm monitoring concerning animal welfare.
Founded by European Commision, Sixth Framework Programme

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