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Cover for Animal welfare.

This second edition book is a collection of topics on animal welfare from 46 authors of varying expertise of 15 countries. The book is composed of five parts: I (issues), introduces the background and philosophy of animal welfare; II (problems), covers problems of animal welfare; III (assessment),...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.; Mench, J. A.; Olsson, I. A. S.; Hughes, B. O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book
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Cover for Behaviour.

Good stockpersons and animal managers have always used the behaviour of animals as a guide to their health and welfare. Behaviour also plays a key role in the scientific study of animal welfare, for two main reasons. First, it is one of the most easily observed indicators, and essential information ...

Author(s)
Olsson, I. A. S.; Würbel, H.; Mench, J. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Welfare and quantity of life.

Animal welfare science is focused mostly on evaluating and improving the quality of life of animals that actually exist. This leaves out a range of ethically relevant issues regarding the quantity of life - in terms of number of animals living and the longevity of each animal. In many cases,...

Author(s)
Franco, N. H.; Magalhães-Sant'Ana, M.; Olsson, I. A. S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal ethics.

This chapter describes and discusses different views concerning our duties towards animals. First, we explain why it is necessary to engage in thinking about animal ethics and why it is not enough to rely on feelings alone. Secondly, we present and discuss five different kinds of views about the...

Author(s)
Palmer, C.; Sandøe, P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Understanding animal welfare.

In this chapter, we introduce some of the principal issues that have arisen in relation to scientific approaches to animal welfare, most of which are treated in more detail later in the book. Much of the apparent disagreement between people about animal welfare stems from mixing up scientific...

Author(s)
Keeling, L. J.; Rushen, J.; Duncan, I. J. H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental challenge and animal agency.

Challenges are there to be overcome - seen usually as problems to avoid rather than as opportunities to enjoy. However, for humans a life without challenge would be likely to be dull and boring, lacking the enthusiasm and satisfaction that come with individual development. Could this also be true...

Author(s)
Špinka, M.; Wemelsfelder, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hunger and thirst.

It has been argued that the recommendation of 'freedom from hunger and thirst' leads to confusion because it is generally assumed that hunger and thirst are required 'triggers' for an animal to start feeding or drinking. Here we consider what constitutes 'normal' feeding and drinking behaviour. All ...

Author(s)
Kyriazakis, I.; Tolkamp, B.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pain.

Pain in animals is a significant welfare concern that occurs under a variety of circumstances - for example as a result of methods of housing or husbandry, following surgical procedures or as a result of disease processes. The problems associated with pain are exacerbated by our limited ability to...

Author(s)
Viñuela-Fernández, I.; Weary, D. M.; Flecknell, P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fear and other negative emotions.

Concern for animal welfare stems from the recognition that animals are sentient beings capable of experiencing negative emotions, such as fear, pain and frustration. Fear is a major emotion in determining how animals perceive and respond to their social and physical environment. We tackle three...

Author(s)
Jones, B.; Boissy, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behavioural restriction.

Captivity often restricts the abilities of animals to perform natural behaviour. Here, we review how this constraint affects psychological welfare by preventing motivations from being satisfied. One means by which this happens is through frustrating specific motivations pertaining to particular...

Author(s)
Mason, G. J.; Burn, C. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter

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