Glossary of terms on animal housing: interconnecting engineering, physical and physiological definitions

Panagakis, P. and Blanes-Vidal, V. and Banhazi, T. and Barbosa, J. C. and Maltz, E. and da Cruz, V. F. and Berckmans, D. (2009) Glossary of terms on animal housing: interconnecting engineering, physical and physiological definitions. Agricultural Engineering International, 11. pp. 1-34.

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Animal Housing is a multidisciplinary scientific area which requires the involvement of scientists from different fields such as engineers, physicians, animal scientists, veterinarians, etc. Their collaboration requires the establishment and use of a standardized vocabulary that provides consistency and reduces misunderstandings among scientists with diverse background or Nationality. A first dictionary entitled 'Glossary of Terms on Animal Housing: Basic Engineering, Physical and Physiological Definitions' has been prepared by a Working Group (Animal Housing in Hot Climate) established under CIGR-Section II. The glossary made reference to Engineering, Thermal Biology and Environmental physiology disciplines and it aimed at (1) setting-up uniformity in Animal Housing terms related to climatization and to (2) serve as a focal point for the development of valuable new terms and definitions, and become a functional tool for all those involved in this study subject. Furthermore, the glossary can eventually become a background document for opening-up further discussions on the meaning of various terms used in Animal Housing.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Open-access journal. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 02:58
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 06:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: animal housing; climatization; glossary; definitions; engineering; environment; physiology
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190303 Technical Writing
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070203 Animal Management
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

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