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Improving Animal Welfare - A Practical Approach 2nd Edition

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Improving Animal Welfare - A Practical Approach 2nd Edition

Edited by T Grandin, Colorado State University, USA

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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.
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.

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Author Edited by T Grandin, Colorado State University, USA
Availability Available
Dimensions No
Extent 424 Pages
ISBN 9781780644677
Publication date July 2015
Book Type Hardcover

Contents

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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