Review documents and thematic factsheets summarize the latest scientific and practical knowledge for eight prioritized welfare areas.

Each review first provides background information describing the biological relevance of the topic. It is then structured along the most important risk areas identified for that welfare area, describes why welfare issues occur and mentions the indicators that can help official inspectors to identify these welfare issues.

To allow official inspectors to link these welfare areas with verification of compliance, the review then states relevant EU legislation. Finally, the review summarizes ways of good and better practices that can help to solve the previously described welfare problems.

The thematic factsheets give a quick and easy overview of the topics.