December 18, 2018

Animal Welfare

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A task that is unquestionable By Vet. Rodolfo César Acerbi ( rcatolosa@hotmail.com ) The problematical went from the academic debate to the official regulations. Today the Veterinary Services of the main bovine meat producer and consumer countries already have obligatory legislation. In South America, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay began to quantify the losses by bad treatments through nongovernmental Institutions. We will describe the main recommendations for the methods of preparation and transport of the animals to the slaughterhouses. Years ago, in Argentina it was strange to talk about animal welfare. Arguments such as: “that is something for the European because of their problems w [Read more]

2nd Internacional Seminar about Animal Welfare

The appointment was in Montevideo  on August  the 8th  of  2008. The hall the Radisson Victoria Plaza completely full. Professionals of the Mercosur students, cattle dealers charrúas and the Faculties of Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and of Brazil presenting their works of investigation through posters, gave the welcome frame to Doctor Temple Grandin of the University of Colorado, USA. Although  Temple  does not need too much presentation, she is simply the impeller and “pioneer” of the subject and her works are the base of our actual preaches – Its website is www.grandin.com- Their permanent contributions allow us to perfect the techniques that optimize the production,  in the [Read more]

Rural facilities

Importance of rural facilities for animal welfare By Veterinary Doctor Rodolfo César Acerbi ( rcatolosa@hotmail.com ) In most professions and trades, the highest investments are made in the place where the main activities are carried out. These investments, which focus on improving the functionality and safety of the centre by acquiring and applying last generation technologies, will result in more efficiency and efficacy. Therefore, we could assume that rural facilities would also be included in these principles. As an example related to this way of thinking, we could define a calf fattening ranch as a good quality beef production firm. The rancher-businessman in charge of the firm would [Read more]

Bases of canine behaviour

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Dr. Ricardo Luis  Bruno Matr. Profesional 6170 Reg. Municipal Cdad B.Aires 1345 BASES OF CANINE BEHAVIOUR Basically, the behaviour of an animal is the result of many different variables such as genetic factors, early life experiences, learning process, physiological conditions and environmental stimuli. Basically, the behaviour of an animal is the result of many different variables such as genetic factors, early life experiences, learning process, physiological conditions and environmental stimuli. The features of the behaviour of an animal are the result of the interaction between the genetic programme and the environment. Animal behaviour has a genetic and an environmental component. Each [Read more]