Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach (2nd edition)

Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach (2nd edition)

By: Temple Grandin (editor), David Main (contributor), Rushen Rushen (contributor), Rollin Rollin (contributor), Amy McLean (contributor), Jeff Hill (contributor), Camie Heleski (contributor), David Mellor (contributor), Anne De Passille (contributor), Lily Nowell Edwards (contributor)Paperback

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By taking an entirely practical approach, this textbook aims to help those working with animals to apply methods for improving welfare, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical application. This book provides a guide to practical evaluation and auditing of welfare problems for farmed animals, emphasizing the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare such as lameness, or the use of electric goads. This second edition is fully updated with new literature, new, up to date coverage of pain management, and the addition of a new chapter on animal welfare in organic farming systems.

About Author

is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin's work includes design of animal handling systems, research on livestock behaviour, and auditing animal welfare. She has visited 26 countries and has served on the OIE animal welfare ad hoc committee for slaughter. Her previous livestock books are: Livestock Handling and Transport, Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals and Humane Livestock Handling. Her popular press books on animal behaviour have been both U.S. and international bestsellers. Throughout her career, Dr. Grandin has worked to combine scientific research results with practical application in the field. In the North America half, the cattle are handled in equipment she designed for meat plants. She has received awards for her work on animal welfare from both the livestock industry and animal welfare NGO's. She has swards from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The American Meat Institute, American Society for Animal Science and the Humane Society of the U.S.


1: An Introduction to Implementing an Effective Animal Welfare Program 2: The Importance of Measurement to Improve the Welfare of Livestock, Poultry, and Fish 3: Why is Agricultural Animal Welfare Important? The Social and Ethical Context 4: Implementing Effective Standards and Scoring Systems for Assessing Animal Welfare on Farms and Slaughter Plants 5: How to Improve Livestock Handling and Reduce Stress 6: Painful Husbandry Procedures in Livestock and Poultry 7: The Importance of Good Stockmanship and Its Benefits to Animals 8: Animal Well-being and Behavioural Needs on the Farm 9: Improving Livestock, Poultry, and Fish Welfare in Slaughter Plants with Auditing Programs 10: Recommended On-farm Euthanasia Practices 11: Welfare During Transport of Livestock and Poultry 12: Why Are Behavioral Needs Important? 13: Animal Well-being on Organic Farms 14: The Effect of Economic Factors on the Welfare of Livestock and Poultry 15: Improving Animal Care and Welfare: Practical Approaches for Achieving Change 16: Successful Technology Transfer of Behavioral and Animal Welfare Research to the Farm and Slaughter Plant 17: Practical Methods for Improving the Welfare of Horses, Donkeys, Mules, and Other Working Draft Animals in Developing Areas

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  • ISBN13: 9781780644684
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9781780644684
  • weight: 1053
  • ISBN10: 178064468X
  • edition: 2nd edition

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