Well-Being of Farm Animals Challenges and Solutions

ISBN-10: 0813804736
ISBN-13: 9780813804736
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $96.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

The importance of production animal well-being is gaining recognition among veterinarians. This book offers veterinarians and animal scientists both practical methods to enhance farm animal well-being, as well as an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of those methods.

Contributors
Preface
Theoretical Framework
The Ethical Imperative to Control Pain and Suffering in Farm Animals
Human-Livestock Interaction
Quality of Life for Farm Animals: Linking Science, Ethics, and Animal Welfare
Pain in Farm Animals: Nature, Recognition, and Management
A Concept of Welfare Based on Feelings
Meeting Physical Needs: Environmental Management for Well-Being
Principles for Handling Grazing Animals
Principles for the Design of Handling Facilities and Transport Systems
Personnel Management in Agricultural Systems
Practical Applications
Production Practices and Well-Being: Beef Cattle
Animal Well-Being in the U.S. Dairy Industry
Production Practices and Well-Being: Swine
Maximizing Well-Being and Minimizing Pain and Suffering: Sheep
Welfare Problems of Poultry
Rethinking Painful Management Practices
Alternatives to Conventional Livestock Production Methods
Euthanasia
U.S. and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations' Positions on Food Animals
Index

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