Session 43. Design livestock systems to meet health and welfare needs of farm animals

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Date: 31 August 2016; 8:30- 10:00 hours
Chairperson: V. Ferrante


Theatre Session 43

Importance of the design of lying area and optimal barn climate for dairy cattle
invited F.J.C.M. Van Eerdenburg

Does herd size affect animal welfare in dairy cattle?
D. Gieseke, C. Lambertz and M. Gauly

The impact of husbandry conditions on claw health in Austrian dairy herds
J. Burgstaller, D. Feiersinger, B. Fuerst-Waltl, F. Steininger, J. Kofler and C. Egger-Danner

The effect of floor type on the performance of growing dairy origin bulls
V.S. Murphy, D.E. Lowe and F.O. Lively

Perch design preferences of commercial broiler chickens reared in windowed houses
C.L. Bailie and N.E. O’Connell

Field evaluation of two additional water sources regarding health and welfare aspects in Pekin ducks
L. Klambeck, F. Kaufmann, J.D. Kämmerling, N. Kemper and R. Andersson

Commercial comparison of potential dustbathing substrates for intensively farmed broilers
M. Baxter and N.E. O’Connell

Assessing the efficacy of improved animal welfare to control Campylobacter contamination in poultry
S. Messori, E. D’ Erasmo, E. Di Giannatale, P. Dalla Villa, F. Pomilio and L. Iannetti

Is tail biting in growing pigs reduced by a prolonged suckling period?
A.F. Naya, C. Veit, I. Traulsen, O. Burfeind and J. Krieter

Production of undocked pigs, a survey of farmers’ experiences
T. Wallgren, R. Westin and S. Gunnarsson

Behaviour and performance of suckling gilts and their piglets in loose single housing
R. Wassmuth, C. Biestmann and H. Janssen


Posters Session

Effect of overstocking during the dry period on the behaviour and welfare of dairy cows
M. Fujiwara, H.M. Ensor, M.J. Haskell, A.I. Macrae and K.M.D. Rutherford

Comparison of cows’ and heifers’ stress in different automated and manual milking parlours
S. Limberg and U. König V. Borstel

Improving egg production by using split-phase lighting program
H. Al-Khalaifa and A. Al-Nasser

Effect of welfare housing systems and bedding on performance of laying hen in Korea during summer
J.Y. Lee, S.E. Woo, D.H. Lee, D.Y. Choi, H.C. Choi and S.J. Ohh

Fine dust particles concentration increase during feeding time in a pig barn
A. Costa, F.M. Tangorra, A. Agazzi, G. Savoini and M. Lazzari

The effect of birth-weight segregation during the growing period on swine productive features
M. Vázquez-Gómez, C. García-Contreras, S. Astiz, A. Gónzalez-Bulnes, C. Óvilo and B. Isabel

Improving horse welfare at transport: definition of good practices through a Delphi procedure
S. Messori, W. Ouweltjes, K. Visser, P. Dalla Villa, H. Spoolder and W. Baltussen