Improving Animal Welfare, A Practical Approach, 3rd Edition

Improving Animal Welfare, A Practical Approach, 3rd Edition

By Temple Grandin

Completely revised, updated and with four new chapters on sustainability, new technologies, precision agriculture and the future of animal welfare, the third edition of this highly successful textbook:

  • Is edited by an outstanding world expert on animal welfare.
  • Emphasizes throughout the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare, such as lameness, heat stress, body condition, and bruises during transport.
  • Combines scientific information with practical recommendations for use on commercial operations.
  • Reviews practical information on livestock handling, euthanasia, slaughter, pain relief, and assessments of abnormal behavior.

Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach remains essential reading for students and practitioners of ethology, animal and veterinary science, veterinary medicine, as well as those working directly with farm animals and committed to improving their welfare.

Table of Contents

Table of contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Implementing an Effective Animal Welfare Program

Chapter 2: The Importance of Measurement to Improve the Welfare of Livestock, Poultry and Fish

Chapter 3: Why is Agricultural Animal Welfare Important? The Social and Ethical Context

Chapter 4: Implementing Effective Animal-based Measurements for Assessing Animal Welfare on Farms and Slaughter Plants

Chapter 5: How to Improve Livestock Handling and Reduce Stress

Chapter 6: Painful Husbandry Procedures in Livestock and Poultry

Chapter 7: The Importance of Good Stockmanship and its Benefits to Animals

Chapter 8: Animal Behaviour and Emotions – On-farm Considerations

Chapter 9: Improving Livestock, Poultry and Fish Welfare in Slaughter Plants with Auditing Programs and Animal-based Measures

Chapter 10: Recommended On-farm Euthanasia Practices

Chapter 11: Welfare During Transport of Livestock and Poultry

Chapter 12: Animal Well-being on Organic Farms

Chapter 13: A Practical Approach on Sustainability for Supply Chain Managers of Meat, Dairy, and Other Animal Proteins

Chapter 14: The Effect of Economic Factors on the Welfare of Livestock and Poultry

Chapter 15: Improving Animal Care and Welfare: Practical Approach for Achieving Change

Chapter 16: Successful Technology Transfer of Behavioral and Animal Welfare Research to the Farm and Slaughter Plant

Chapter 17: Future of Animal Welfare – Technological Innovations for Individualized Animal Care

Chapter 18: Technology Designed to Enhance Poultry Welfare

Chapter 19: Precision Livestock Farming and Technology in Swine Welfare

Chapter 20: Practical Methods for Improving the Welfare of Equids: Horses, Donkeys, and Mules

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