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TREES FOR SHADE, SHELTER, SURVIVAL AND BODY MAINTENANCE. How offering access to trees can improve the welfare of domestic animals

Lindsay Whistance

AFINET Factsheet exploring the benefits of silvopasture to domestic animals. The benefits of silvopasture to domestic animals include access to shelter in the winter and shade in the summer, as well as providing scratching posts to maintain coat condition. The behaviour of domestic animals can be grouped into the categories of locomotion, maternal, nutritional, reproductive, social and resting behaviours and access to trees can be of some benefit to them all.
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