Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach
Edited by Dr. Temple Grandin
Colorado State University, USA
c. 336 pages
Subject Classifcation: KNAC, PSVP, TVH, TW
Territorial Market Rights: World
Published by CABI
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This book covers practical methods for improving farm animal welfare. This is a hands on guid for students, veterinarians, and manager who will be implementing animal welfar programs on farms, ranches, and slaughter plants. The fam animal that are cover are beef cattle, dairy cows, pigs, sows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, horses, donkeys, and fish. The areas of farm animal welfare covered includes housing, behavioral needs, transport, handling, euthanasia, draught animals, slaughter, welfare audits, numerical scoring systems, stockmanship, pain relief, and implementing improvements. The authors have worked extensively in developed and developing worlds. This book will help bridge the gap between scientific research and practical application. It is ideal for students in animal and veterinary science, welfare auditors, welfare training officers, farm managers, veterinarians, and government officials.
Table of Contents and Chapter Descriptions
Chapter 1: The importance of measurement to improve the welfare of livestock, poultry, and fish.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 1
Chapter 2: Why is agricultural animal welfare important? The social and ethnical context.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 2
Chapter 3: Implementing effective standards and scoring systems for assessing animal welfare on farms and slaughter plants.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 3
Chapter 4: The importance of good stockmanship and its benefits for the animals.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 4
Chapter 5: How to improve livestock handling and reduce stress.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 5
Chapter 6: Painful husbandry procedures in livestock and poultry.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 6
Chapter 7: Welfare during transport of livestock and poultry.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 7
Chapter 8: Animal well-being and behavioral needs on the farm.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 8
Chapter 9: Improving livestock, poultry, and fish welfare in slaughter plants with auditing programs.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 9
Chapter 10: Recommended on-farm euthanasia practices.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 10
Chapter 11: The effect of economic factors on the welfare of livestock and poultry.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 11
Chapter 12: Improving animal welfare: Practical approaches for achieving change.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 12
Chapter 13: Practial methods for improving the welfare of horses, donkeys, and other working draught animals in developing areas.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 13
Chapter 14: Successful technology transfer of behavioral and animal welfare research to the farm and slaughter plant.
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 14
Chapter 15: Why are behavioral needs important?
- Read an excerpt from Chapter 15
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