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Livestock Handling and Transport

Edited by T Grandin

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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.

Readership: For universities and colleges of further and higher education

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Author Edited by T Grandin
Availability In Print
Dimensions No
Extent 496 Pages
ISBN 9781780643212
Publication date June 2014
Book Type Hardcover



Chapter 1. A Whole Systems Approach to Assessing Animal Welfare During Handling and Restraint 
Chapter 2. General Principles of Stress and Wellbeing 
Chapter 3. Welfare of Transported Animals: Factors Influencing Welfare and Welfare Assessment
Chapter 4. Behavioural Principles of Handling Cattle and Other Grazing Animals Under Extensive Conditions 
Chapter 5. Low-stress Restraint, Handling, and Sorting of Cattle 
Chapter 6. Handling Cattle Raised in Close Association with People 
Chapter 7. Handling Facilities and Restraint of Extensively Raised Range Cattle 
Chapter 8. Dairy Cattle Behaviour, Facilities, Handling, Transport, Automation, and Well-Being 
Chapter 9. Cattle Transport by Road 
Chapter 10. Handling and Transport of Cattle and Pigs in South America 
Chapter 11. Behavioural Principles of Sheep Handling 
Chapter 12. Design of Sheep Yards and Shearing Sheds 
Chapter 13. Sheep Transport 
Chapter 14. Dogs for Handling and Guarding Livestock
Chapter 15. Behavioural Principles of Pig Handling
Chapter 16. Transport of Pigs
Chapter 17. Transport of Market Pigs: Improvements in Welfare and Economics
Chapter 18. Handling and Transport of Horses
Chapter 19. Deer Handling and Transport
Chapter 20. Poultry Handling and Transport
Chapter 21. Stress Physiology of Animals During Transport
Chapter 22. Improving Welfare and Reducing Stress on Animals at Slaughter Plants
Chapter 23. Principles of Biosecurity During Transport, Handling, and Slaughter of Animals

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