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Improving animal welfare: a practical approach.

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Description

The third edition of this book contains a total of 20 chapters (including 3 new chapters), including the implementation of an effective animal welfare programme; the importance of measurement to improve the welfare of livestock, poultry and fish; the social and ethical importance of agricultural animal welfare; the implementation of effective animal-based measurements for assessing animal welfare on farms and slaughter plants; how to improve livestock handling and reduce stress; painful husbandry procedures in livestock and poultry; the importance of good stockmanship and its benefits to animals; in-farm considerations of animal behaviour and emotions; improving livestock, poultry and fish welfare in slaughter plants with auditing programmes and animal-based measures; recommended on-farm euthanasia practices; welfare during transport of livestock and poultry; animal well-being on organic farms; a practical approach on sustainability for supply chain managers of meat, dairy and other animal proteins; the effect of economic factors on the welfare of livestock and poultry; practical approaches for changing and improving animal care and welfare; successful technology transfer of behavioural and animal welfare research to the farm and slaughter plant; technological innovations for individualized animal care and welfare; technology designed to enhance poultry welfare; precision livestock farming and technology in swine welfare and practical methods for improving the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules. This book provides practical information which will enable veterinarians, managers, animal scientists and policy makers to improve welfare. It will be especially useful for training animal welfare specialists. This book provides practical information which will enable veterinarians, managers, animal scientists, and policy makers to improve welfare. It will be especially useful for training animal welfare specialists. The reader will also learn how to access and audit animal welfare. Three new chapters have been added on precision agriculture. Electronic sensors and cameras can be used to monitor lameness, sickness, animal activity patterns, and other welfare problems. Many technologies are still under development. Computerized electronic technology can help improve welfare, but it does not replace good management by people. All the other chapters have been completely updated with the latest scientific studies. This book is ideal for the people who will implement welfare programs in the field. There is also a list of videos that will allow students to see different types of farms and technology for raising broiler chickens, cattle, laying hens, and pigs. These videos show operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, The Netherlands, Uganda, United Kingdom, and the USA. Both extensive and intensive farms are shown.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) An introduction to implementing an effective animal welfare program. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) The importance of measurement to improve the welfare of livestock, poultry, and fish. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 46) Why is agricultural animal welfare important? The social and ethical context. Author(s): Rollin, B.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 60) Implementing effective animal-based measurements for assessing animal welfare on farms and slaughter plants. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 84) How to improve livestock handling and reduce stress. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 113) Painful husbandry procedures in livestock and poultry. Author(s): Stafford, K. J. Mellor, D. J. Vogel, K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 145) The importance of good stockmanship and its benefits to animals. Author(s): Rushen, J. Passillé, M. de
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 160) Animal behavior and emotions - on-farm considerations. Author(s): Edwards-Callaway, L. N. Widowski, T. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 181) Improving livestock, poultry, and fish welfare in slaughter plants with auditing programs and animal-based measures. Author(s): Temple, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 210) Recommended on-farm euthanasia practices. Author(s): Woods, J. Shearer, J. K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 241) Welfare during transport of livestock and poultry. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 268) Animal well-being on organic farms. Author(s): Karreman, H. J. Fulwider, W.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 284) A practical approach on sustainability for supply chain managers of meat, dairy, and other animal proteins. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 300) The effect of economic factors on the welfare of livestock and poultry. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 314) Improving animal care and welfare: practical approaches for achieving change. Author(s): Whay, H. R. Mullan, S. Main, D. C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 337) Successful technology transfer of behavioral and animal welfare research to the farm and slaughter plant. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 351) Future of animal welfare - technological innovations for individualized animal care. Author(s): Kaur, U. Voyles, R. M. Donkin, S.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 363) Technology designed to enhance poultry welfare. Author(s): Daigle, C.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 376) Precision livestock farming and technology in swine welfare. Author(s): Benjamin, M. Yik, S.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 385) Practical methods for improving the welfare of equids: horses, donkeys, and mules. Author(s): McLean, A. K. Heleski, C. R. Swanson, J. C.