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Improving Animal Welfare A Practical Approach

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Improving Animal Welfare A Practical Approach

T Grandin

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Author: T Grandin

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New legislation on animal welfare standards has created the need for welfare programmes to be implemented on farms, during transportation, and in slaughter plants. While there is a wealth of information on animal behaviour, ethics and factors effecting welfare, there is little to guide veterinarians and managers in evaluating animal welfare and improving it.

This textbook aims to help those working with animals to apply practical methods for improving welfare, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical application. Drawing on the editor's extensive experience in teaching and auditing, and contributions from international experts, this book provides a guide to practical evaluation and auditing of welfare problems, emphasizing the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare.

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Author T Grandin
Availability In Print
Dimensions 24.2 x 19 x 2.4 cm
Extent 336 pp
ISBN 9781845935412
Publication date December 2009
Book Type Softcover


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

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