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dc.contributor.authorMunoz, C
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, A
dc.contributor.authorHemsworth, P
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, R
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-18T02:53:38Z
dc.date.available2020-12-18T02:53:38Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-01
dc.identifierpii: ani8010002
dc.identifier.citationMunoz, C., Campbell, A., Hemsworth, P. & Doyle, R. (2018). Animal-Based Measures to Assess the Welfare of Extensively Managed Ewes. ANIMALS, 8 (1), https://doi.org/10.3390/ani8010002.
dc.identifier.issn2076-2615
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/255543
dc.description.abstractThe reliability and feasibility of 10 animal-based measures of ewe welfare were examined for use in extensive sheep production systems. Measures were: Body condition score (BCS), rumen fill, fleece cleanliness, fleece condition, skin lesions, tail length, dag score, foot-wall integrity, hoof overgrowth and lameness, and all were examined on 100 Merino ewes (aged 2-4 years) during mid-pregnancy, mid-lactation and weaning by a pool of nine trained observers. The measures of BCS, fleece condition, skin lesions, tail length, dag score and lameness were deemed to be reliable and feasible. All had good observer agreement, as determined by the percentage of agreement, Kendall's coefficient of concordance (W) and Kappa (k) values. When combined, these nutritional and health measures provide a snapshot of the current welfare status of ewes, as well as evidencing previous or potential welfare issues.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.titleAnimal-Based Measures to Assess the Welfare of Extensively Managed Ewes
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ani8010002
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.affiliation.departmentVeterinary Clinical Sciences
melbourne.source.titleAnimals
melbourne.source.volume8
melbourne.source.issue1
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1287703
melbourne.contributor.authorHemsworth, Paul
melbourne.contributor.authorMunoz Gallardo, Carolina Andrea
melbourne.contributor.authorCampbell, Angus
melbourne.contributor.authorDoyle, Rebecca
dc.identifier.eissn2076-2615
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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