Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Animal Behaviour and Welfare Coursera Quiz | week (5- 6)

Animal Behaviour and Welfare Coursera Quiz | week (5- 6)

Animal Behaviour and Welfare
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Week- 5
Module 5 – Down on the Farm


 

Question 1
Read the following, and then consider the answer statements listed. For each answer option, decide if it is true or false. Mark all of the true statements and leave the false statements unmarked.
 
In a commercial dairy system what are the essential requirements of cow housing?
  • Individual head spaces at the feed face
  • Feeders and drinkers that can measure intake
  • Enough space at the feed face so that all cows can feed at the same time
  • Easy access to clean fresh water
  • Comfortable, dry bedded cubicles
  • Access to fields for grazing
  • Sand bedding in cubicles
 
Question 2
Read the following, and then consider the answer statements listed. For each answer option, decide if it is true or false. Mark all of the true statements and leave the false statements unmarked.
 
What do UK dairy farmers consider to be the 3 biggest challenges to dairy cow welfare?
 
  • Uncomfortable cubicles
  • Mastitis
  • Mixing cows into new groups
  • Removing the calf from the cow during the first 12 hours following birth
  • Lameness
  • Infertility
 
Question 3
In commercial dairy systems the calf is removed from the cow soon after birth. In terms of minimising stress in both cow and calf when is the best time to do this?
  • 4 days following birth
  • 24 hours following birth
  • 6 hours following birth
 
Question 4
Consider this statement. Is it true or false? Within the EU sow gestation stalls have been banned for the majority of pregnancy.
 
  • True
  • False
 
Question 5
Which instinctive behaviour that appears in late pregnancy is a sow less able to perform in a farrowing crate?
 
  • Social interaction
  • Nest building
  • Locomotion
  • Feeding
 
Question 6
What breeding goal may help to minimise the number of piglets dying before weaning?
  • Breeding for the number of piglets alive at birth
  • Breeding for smaller piglets
  • Breeding for the number of piglets alive at weaning
 
Question 7
At what age would piglets be fully weaned from the sow under natural conditions?
  • 7-11 weeks old
  • 22-27 weeks old
  • 3-5 weeks old
  • 12-17 weeks old
 
Question 8
Read the following, and then consider the answer statements listed. For each answer option, decide if it is true or false. Mark all of the true statements and leave the false statements unmarked.
 
According to EU legislation what do furnished cages for laying hens have to provide?
 
  • air conditioning
  • a nipple drinker
  • a dust bath
  • a peck and scratch mat
  • a nest box
  • perches
  • an egg belt
  • 750 sq cm of floor space per hen
  • a feed trough
 
Question 9
Consider this statement. Is it true or false? Feather pecking never occurs within free-range farming systems.
 
  • False
  • True
 
Question 10
In broiler breeders (the parents of broiler chickens) which of the 5 Freedoms is most likely to be compromised?
 
  • Freedom from discomfort
  • Freedom from hunger and thirst
  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease
  • Freedom from fear and distress
  • Freedom to behave normally
 
Question 11
Which one of the following was not discussed as a method to enrich the environment of a commercial broiler chicken shed?
 
  • hay or straw bales to sit on or peck at
  • whole grains scattered in the wood shavings litter
  • vegetables
  • footballs
  • natural daylight from windows
  • perches
 
Question 12
From the animal’s point of view what the most stressful part of the transport process?
 
  • standing stationary in a traffic jam
  • loading and unloading
  • driving on twisty country roads
  • driving on a motorway
 
 

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