Category Archives: Modelling

Comparing overall welfare across species and conditions

An intellectual challenge This post introduces an intellectual challenge. It formulates a problem, without giving any anwers. It is the kind of problem I like to wrestle with. Welfare thermometer While many aspects of animal welfare can be measured, it … Continue reading

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Comparing the welfare needs of poultry, pigs, fish and humans

Comparing welfare across species Would it be possible to compare animal welfare across species? I wrote a paper on this subject some time ago (Bracke, 2006). In that paper I made a tentative welfare comparison between conventional farming systems for … Continue reading

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Principles of semantic modelling and risk assessment

This page contains information about semantic modelling (my dissertation) and related activities like risk assessment and TRAK (transparent assessment/decision scheme, TRansparent AfwegingsKader in Dutch). Below my main scientific publications and reports are listed as an entry. For more information, please … Continue reading

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Expert elicitation in animal welfare risk assessment – methods and limitations

Bracke, M.B.M. 2010. Expert elicitation in animal welfare risk assessment – methods and limitations. In: Lidfors, L., Blokhuis, H., Keeling, L., Proceedings of the 44th Congress of the ISAE, Uppsala, Sweden, August 4-7 2010, p. 237 (Invited presentation for the … Continue reading

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