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Livestock Handling and Transport

Livestock Handling and Transport

Edited by T Grandin, Colorado State University, USA

June 2014 / Hardback / 496 Pages / 9781780643212 £101.99 / €133.95 / $192.50
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Main Description

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.

  • I: Preface
  • 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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Grandin is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin's work includes design of animal handling systems, research on livestock behaviour, and auditing animal welfare. She has visited 26 countries and has served on the OIE animal welfare ad hoc committee for slaughter. Her previous livestock books include Livestock Handling and Transport, Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals and Humane Livestock Handling. Her popular press books on animal behaviour have been both U.S. and international bestsellers. Throughout her career, Dr. Grandin has worked to combine scientific research results with practical application in the field. In the North America half, the cattle are handled in equipment she designed for meat plants. She has received awards for her work on animal welfare from both the livestock industry and animal welfare NGOs. She has swards from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The American Meat Institute, American Society for Animal Science and the Humane Society of the U.S.