Livestock Handling and Transport (4th Revised edition)

Livestock Handling and Transport (4th Revised edition)

By: Temple Grandin (editor)Hardback

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Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, this practical book integrates scientific research and industry literature on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, deer, and horses, in both the developed and developing world, to provide a practical guide to humane handling and minimizing animal stress. Reviewing the latest research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, this fully updated fourth edition of Livestock Handling and Transport includes new coverage of animal handling in South America, and reviews extensive new research on pig transportation in North America.

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Temple Grandin 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. A Whole Systems Approach to the Evaluation of Handling and Transport of Cattle, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep, and Other Livestock 2. General Principles of Stress and Well-Being 3. Causes of Poor Welfare and Assessment of Welfare during Handling and Transport 4. Behavioural Principles of Handling Cattle and Other Grazing Animals under Extensive Conditions 5. Low Stress Restraint, Handling, and Weaning of Cattle 6. Handling Cattle Raised In Close Association with People 7. Handling Races, Corrals, and Restraint of Extensively Raised Cattle 8. Dairy Cattle Behaviour, Automation and Well-Being 9. Factors That Affect the Welfare of Cattle, Pigs, and Sheep during Transport 10. Research on Transportation and Handling of Cattle and Pigs in South America 11. Behavioural Principles of Sheep Handling 12. Design of Sheep Yards and Shearing Shed 13. Sheep Transport 14. Dogs for Guarding and Herding Livestock 15. Behavioural Principles of Pig Handling 16. Pig Transport 17. Transportation of Pigs by Trucks in North America 18. Handling and Transport of Horses 19. Deer Handling and Transport 20. Poultry Handling and Transport 21. Stress Physiology of Animals during Transport 22. Handling and Welfare of Livestock in Slaughter Plants 23. Biosecurity for Animal Health and Safety

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781780643212
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9781780643212
  • weight: 1238
  • ISBN10: 1780643217
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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