M. J. Alcedo, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan.
K. Ito, International Cooperation Center for Agricultural Education, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan.
K. Maeda Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8654, Japan.
International Journal of Livestock Production, Journal Year: 2014, Volume and Issue: Vol.5(10), P. 173 - 180

Published: Oct. 9, 2014

Measuring animal welfare is a newly emerging area of research and it requires multi-disciplinary approach to achieve it. Due to the diversity of what constitute the definition of animal welfare, different methods and models have been suggested, and were mostly implemented in semi-intensive and commercial farms in developed countries. There are hardly any studies on animal welfare assessment conducted in backyard livestock operations in developing countries. Recognizing that majority of livestock operations in the Philippines are categorized as backyard, it is crucial to come up with parameters that can assess the welfare of the animal at the backyard level. The …

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