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Farm Animal Welfare
Farm assurance schemes and animal welfare
  1. David Main
  1. Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, North Somerset BS40 5DU
  1. e-mail: d.c.j.main{at}

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IN a recent edition of Veterinary Record, KilBride and others (2012) reported an association between farm assurance scheme membership and increased compliance with welfare legislation, which is reassuring to see, although, as discussed by the authors, the methodology of this study was not able to evaluate the effect of scheme standards that …

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