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APL Co funding for cross sectoral project: Measures of animal welfare
Summary A critical review of welfare assessment measures and methodologies and systems for integrating them into a unifying index of animal welfare. The review will include recommendations of the most robust and credible welfare measures and assessment systems across or within species and identify knowledge gaps where further research and development is required.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation Australian Pork Limited
Objective summary 1. Undertake a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on welfare measures and assessment. The review will:
identify the most credible scientific measures/methodologies that could be developed into a uniform field index
recommend where further research to validate welfare concepts and methodologies is required.
2. Examine novel methods to combine/integrate the best measures identified in (1.) into a uniform field index to assess animal welfare.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Project completion date Sunday, March 31, 2013
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal CME-Deliver safe food and good animal welfare outcomes
Principal researcher Donna Schmid
Research manager Kylie Hewson
Admin contact Donna Schmid