Animal Welfare

IRTA works on animal welfare mainly through the Animal Welfare program. 

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  • Atkinson, S., Algers, B., Pallisera, J., Velarde, A., & Llonch, P. (2020). Animal Welfare and Meat Quality Assessment in Gas Stunning during Commercial Slaughter of Pigs Using Hypercapnic-Hypoxia (20% CO2 2% O-2) Compared to Acute Hypercapnia (90% CO2 in Air). Animals, 10(12), 16, Article 2440. Animal welfare
  • Dalmau, A., Moles, X., & Pallisera, J. (2020). Animal Welfare Assessment Protocol for Does, Bucks, and Kit Rabbits Reared for Production. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7, 18, Article 445 Animal welfare
  • Krieger, M.; Hoischen-Taubner, S.; Emanuelson, U.; Blanco-Penedo, I.; de Joybert, M.; Duval, J.E.; Sjöström, K.; Jones, P.J.; Sundrum, A. (2017). Capturing systemic interrelationships by an impact analysis to help reduce production diseases in dairy farms. Agricultural Systems 153 :43-52 Animal welfare
  • Casal, N.; Manteca, X.; Escribano, D.; Cerón, J.J.; Fàbrega, E. (2017). Effect of environmental enrichment and herbal compound supplementation on physiological stress indicators (chromogranin A, cortisol and tumour necrosis factor-a) in growing pigs. Animal 8 (en premsa) Animal welfare
  • Magnani, D.; Ferri, N.; Dalmau, A. ; Messori, S. (2017). Knowledge and opinions of veterinary students in Italy toward animal welfare science and law. Veterinary Record 180 :225-232 Animal welfare