This review will focus on the role of animal breeding and genetics in the welfare of animals and will highlight that: • Past selection on a narrow range of production traits has had welfare impacts. • New breeding tools could enhance the rate of undesirable change in correlated traits of welfare signifi cance. • These new breeding tools could, however, also facilitate selection deliberately aimed at improving welfare-relevant traits.
|Pages (from-to)||16 - 21|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||First published - 2012|
- Feather pecking