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Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Edited by M Appleby, Edinburgh University, UK, J Mench, University of California, Davis, USA, A Olsson, Researcher, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Portugal, B Hughes, The University of Edinburgh, UK

June 2011 / Paperback / 344 Pages / 9781845936594 £37.50 / €50.00 / $72.50
With 10% online discount: £33.75 / €45.00 / $65.25
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Main Description

The welfare of animals continues to increase in recognition and concern throughout the world, with more and more research in the field offering new insights into the optimal conditions and treatment for the animals we live and work with. Providing a broad introduction to the key topics in the welfare of animals large and small, farm and companion, wild and zoo, this fully updated textbook covers ethics, animal pain and injury, health and disease and social conditions, welfare issues and problems, their assessment, and solutions. With contributions from renowned international experts Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for students and researchers in animal and veterinary sciences.

  • Introduction: Introduction
  • Part I: Issues
  • 1: Animal ethics
  • 2: Understanding animal welfare
  • Part II: Problems
  • 3: Environmental challenge and animal agency
  • 4: Hunger and thirst
  • 5: Pain
  • 6: Fear and other negative emotions
  • 7: Behavioural restriction
  • Part III: Assessment
  • 8: Health and disease
  • 9: Behaviour
  • 10: Physiology
  • 11: Preference and motivation research
  • 12: Practical strategies to assess (and improve) welfare
  • Part IV: Solutions
  • 13: Physical conditions
  • 14: Social conditions
  • 15: Human contact
  • 16: Genetic selection
  • Part V: Implementation
  • 17: Economics
  • 18: Incentives and enforcement
  • 19: International issues
…well written and provides an excellent introduction to the science of welfare and ethics…fascinating to read... I believe that practicing vets, students and all with an interest in welfare and behaviour (e.g. animal trainers, vet nurses, zoo staff) would benefit from reading this book. Australian Veterinary Journal Vol. 89, No 12, 2011