The Welfare of Animals

The Welfare of Animals

This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the welfare of animals, but especially veterinarians, animal owners and animal scientists.

Author: Clive Phillips

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402092190

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 389

The Welfare of Animals is an exciting book that will stimulate and provoke its readers. It describes many problems faced by animals – those we use for food, for pleasure or in research, and those simply but harshly affected by shrinking habitats in the face of the ever-growing human population. And yet it is not a depressing read. It focuses not only on the difficulties that animals face, but on their capacity for free-choice, for joy and excitement, and on the possible ways in which the planet can be shared between species if only we take the time and trouble to think more carefully about the impact of our actions. Clive Phillips moved from the United Kingdom to take up a Foundation Chair in Animal Welfare at the University of Queensland, becoming Australia’s first Professor of Animal Welfare in 2003. This cultural leap, combined with his travels in countries like Malaysia and Borneo, permits him the unique and broad perspective that forms the backbone of this book. Eschewing the normal territory patrolled by the animal scientist (explaining the physiological basis of the stress response or causation of abnormal behaviour), Clive ventures into jungles and deserts, city centres and tribal homelands, and presents a book that remarkably and successfully combines travel-diary, nature notes, social and cultural history.
Categories: Science

Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals

Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals

This Code is intended as a guide for all people responsible for the welfare and husbandry of sheep.

Author: Pisc

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643093560

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 30

View: 251

This Code is intended as a guide for all people responsible for the welfare and husbandry of sheep. It aims to achieve humane husbandry throughout all types of sheep enterprise. Assistance and specific advice on management and disease control in sheep should be obtained from qualified advisers.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

With contributions from renowned international experts, Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for students and researchers in animal and veterinary sciences.

Author: Michael C. Appleby

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845936594

Category: Nature

Page: 328

View: 767

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 optimal conditions and treatment for the animals we live and work with. Human welfare is often linked to animal welfare, as in many regions a secure food supply depends upon healthy and productive animals. Providing a broad introduction to the key topics in the welfare of animals both large and small, farm and companion, wild and zoo, this fully updated textbook covers ethics, animal pain and injury, health and disease, social conditions, and welfare issues and problems. Critically, it also offers practical advice for welfare assessment, with a full concluding section dedicated to the implementation of solutions. With contributions from renowned international experts, Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for students and researchers in animal and veterinary sciences.
Categories: Nature

Improving Animal Welfare

Improving Animal Welfare

Author: Temple Gandhin

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780640624

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 328

View: 762

Categories: Animal welfare

Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals

Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals

This review will be essential for researchers and professionals within animal production and welfare as well as veterinary science.

Author: Michael C. Appleby

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845934033

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 450

View: 979

Around 60 billion animals are bred for food each year worldwide and more than a billion are transported, often over long distances, every week. However, awareness and understanding of animal welfare, the factors that affect it and the correlation between it and other issues such as food safety and quality are increasing. Long distance transport can cause both physical and mental problems in animals and promoting animal welfare will be beneficial to both the animals and the agricultural and processing industries. In conjunction with a global coalition of NGOs working on animal transport and welfare, this volume brings together studies from well known animal scientists and researchers to review the implications and necessity of long distance animal transport for slaughter. Authoritative reports on regional practices are combined with discussions of the science, economics, legislation and procedures involved in this practice. This review will be essential for researchers and professionals within animal production and welfare as well as veterinary science.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Welfare of Animals Used in Research

The Welfare of Animals Used in Research

The focus is on principles making it suitable for an international audience. This book is a useful introduction to the issues involved in laboratory animal welfare for those who intend to work in research involving animals.

Author: Robert C. Hubrecht

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118783047

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 484

The Welfare of Animals used in Research: Practice andEthics gives a complete and balanced overview of the issuessurrounding the use of animals in scientific research. Thefocus of the book is on the animal welfare implications and ethicsof animals in research. It covers the topics with sufficient depthto show a real understanding of varied and complex subjects, butconveys the information in a beautifully reader-friendlymanner. Key features: Provides those who are not working in the field with areasonable understanding as to why and how animals are used inresearch. Gives an introduction to the ethical issues involved in usinganimals, and explains how these are addressed in practice. Details the advances in animal welfare and the use anddevelopment of the 3Rs principles, and how these have becomefundamental to the everyday use and regulation of animals used inresearch. The focus is on principles making it suitable for aninternational audience. This book is a useful introduction to the issues involved inlaboratory animal welfare for those who intend to work in researchinvolving animals. It is also useful to prospective animal carestaff and animal welfare scientists, and to those involved inethical review. It will help inform debate amongst those who arenot involved in experimentation but who are interested in theissues. Published as a part of the prestigious Wiley-Blackwell – UFAWAnimal Welfare series. UFAW, founded 1926, is aninternationally recognised, independent, scientific and educationalanimal welfare charity. For full details of all titles available in the series, pleasevisit the UFAW AnimalWelfare series website.
Categories: Medical

Animal Welfare in a Changing World

Animal Welfare in a Changing World

Contemporary and challenging, this thought-provoking book outlines a number of the key dilemmas in animal welfare today and tomorrow.

Author: Andrew Butterworth

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781786392459

Category: Medical

Page: 291

View: 569

Contemporary and challenging, this thought-provoking book outlines a number of the key dilemmas in animal welfare for today's, and tomorrow's, world. The issues discussed range from the welfare of hunted animals, to debates around intensive farming versus sustainability, and the effects of climate and environmental change. The book explores the effects of fences on wild animals and human impacts on carrion animals; the impacts of tourism on animal welfare; philosophical questions about speciesism; and the quality and quantity of animal lives. The welfare impacts of human-animal interactions are explored, including human impacts on marine mammals, fish, wildlife, and companion and farm animals. Animal Welfare in a Changing World provides: Concise, opinion-based views on important issues in animal welfare by world experts and key opinion leaders. Pieces based on experience, which balance evidence-based approaches and the welfare impacts of direct engagement through training, campaigning and education. A wide-ranging collection of examples and descriptions of animal welfare topics which outline dilemmas in the real world, that are sometimes challenging, and not always comfortable reading. This is a 'must-read' book for animal and veterinary scientists, ethologists, policy and opinion leaders, NGOs, conservation biologists and anyone who feels passionately about the welfare of animals
Categories: Medical

The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare

The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare

It will be an essential resource for practising veterinarians, researchers and students in zoology and ethology, and for all those working with and interested in animals and their welfare. --Book Jacket.

Author: D. S. Mills

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851997247

Category: Science

Page: 685

View: 206

The practical focus of this authoritative, comprehensive encyclopedia promotes the understanding and improvement of animals' behaviour without compromising welfare. It will be an essential resource for practising veterinarians, researchers and students in zoology and ethology, and for all those working with and interested in animals and their welfare. --Book Jacket.
Categories: Science

The Welfare of Cattle

The Welfare of Cattle

This book covers all aspects of research into the welfare of dairy, veal and beef cattle, covering behavior, nutrition and feeding, housing and management, stockmanship, and stress physiology, as well as transport and slaughter.

Author: Jeffrey Rushen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402065576

Category: Science

Page: 310

View: 627

This book covers all aspects of research into the welfare of dairy, veal and beef cattle, covering behavior, nutrition and feeding, housing and management, stockmanship, and stress physiology, as well as transport and slaughter. It also offers a detailed and critical analysis of the main indicators of animal welfare and covers the main threats to animal welfare in modern cattle production systems.
Categories: Science

The Welfare of Dogs

The Welfare of Dogs

This book is one of a series of textbooks on the Welfare of Animals. This book discusses the welfare of dogs used for many different purposes.

Author: Kevin Stafford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402043611

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 526

This book discusses the welfare of dogs. It is the first book to focus entirely on dog welfare and its outlook on the subject is positive. The book has an international perspective on dog welfare in developed and under-developed countries.
Categories: Medical

The Science of Animal Welfare

The Science of Animal Welfare

Finally, the book highlights some key ideas in the relationship between animal welfare science and animal ethics and shows how closely the well-being of humans is linked to that of other animals.

Author: Marian Stamp Dawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198848981

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 108

What is animal welfare? Why has it proved so difficult to find a definition that everyone can agree on? This concise and accessible guide is for anyone who is interested in animals and who has wondered how we can assess their welfare scientifically. It defines animal welfare as 'health and animals having what they want', a definition that can be easily understood by scientists and non-scientists alike, expresses in simple words what underlies many existing definitions, and shows what evidence we need to collect to improve animal welfare in practice. Above all, it puts the animal's own point of view at the heart of an assessment of its welfare. But, can we really understand what animals want? A consistent theme running through the book is that not only is it possible to establish what animals want, but that this information is vital in helping us to make sense of the long and often confusing list of welfare measures that are now in use such as 'stress' and 'feel good hormones', expressive sounds and gestures, natural behaviour, cognitive bias, and stereotypies. Defining welfare as 'health and what animals want' allows us to distinguish between measures that are simply what an animal does when it is alert, aroused, or active and those measures that genuinely allow us to distinguish between situations the animals themselves see as positive or negative. Sentience (conscious feelings of pleasure, pain, and suffering) is for many people the essence of what is meant by welfare, but studying consciousness is notoriously difficult, particularly in non-human species. These difficulties are discussed in the context of our current - and as yet incomplete - knowledge of human and animal consciousness. Finally, the book highlights some key ideas in the relationship between animal welfare science and animal ethics and shows how closely the well-being of humans is linked to that of other animals. The Science of Animal Welfare is an ideal companion for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in animal behaviour and welfare, as well as for professional researchers, practitioners and animal welfare consultants. At the same time, it is easily understandable to non-scientists and anyone without prior knowledge but with an interest in animals and the rapidly evolving science of animal welfare.
Categories: Medical

Understanding Animal Welfare

Understanding Animal Welfare

This book examines the contents, influence, and potential of a personal selection of modern books published over the last fifty years that have been relevant to improving welfare.

Author: Edward N. Eadie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642305771

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 956

This book examines the contents, influence, and potential of a personal selection of modern books published over the last fifty years that have been relevant to improving welfare. The works selected comprise three earlier classics that mainly deal with animal experimentation and intensive farming, as well as five that concentrate on specific subject areas, namely history, science, applied ethics, politics and law, that are important to protecting the welfare of animals against suffering inflicted by humans. The books are arranged in the order of their publication date, and for each one a few related works are also mentioned or discussed. This collection provides a broad understanding of animal protection issues, and provides the necessary basis for an informed and comprehensive approach to improving the welfare of animals. The books selected have been influential and they have the potential to improve animal welfare in the future.
Categories: Science

The Pig

The Pig

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0724637117

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 16

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Categories: Animal welfare

Stress and Animal Welfare

Stress and Animal Welfare

This book explains the basic biological principles of coping with many forms of adversity. The major part of this work is devoted to explaining scientifically usable concepts in stress and welfare.

Author: Donald M. Broom

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030321536

Category: Science

Page: 230

View: 111

This is the Second Edition of a well-received book that reflects a fresh, integrated coverage of the concepts and scientific measurement of stress and welfare of animals including humans. This book explains the basic biological principles of coping with many forms of adversity. The major part of this work is devoted to explaining scientifically usable concepts in stress and welfare. A wide range of welfare indicators are highlighted in detail with examples being drawn from man and other species. The necessity for combining information from disciplines is emphasized with a one-health, one-welfare approach. This information forms the basis for a synthesis of new ideas. Among the issues covered are: - How brain and body systems regulate using feelings, physiological responses, behaviour and responses to pathology - Limits to adaptation - Assessing positive and negative welfare during both short-term and long-term situations - Ethical problems and suggested solutions A proper assessment of animal welfare is essential to take informed decisions about what is morally acceptable in terms of practice and in the development of a more effective legislation. This work encapsulates a very wide body of literature on scientific aspects of animal welfare and will thus prove a valuable asset for animal welfare scientists, psychologists, students and teachers of all forms of biology, behaviour, medicine, veterinary medicine and animal usage.
Categories: Science

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

This text addresses these dilemmas - what is the actual scale of the animal welfare problem; where does responsibility begin; what positive steps are actually being taken to alleviate animal suffering; and can a rational and compelling ...

Author: Sir Colin Spedding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135967383

Category: Nature

Page: 188

View: 502

Awareness of the use of animals in human society in fields such as farming, biotechnology and sport is dogged by the lack of a clear and objective exposition of the issues involved and a sense of possible conflict between human and animal welfare. This text addresses these dilemmas - what is the actual scale of the animal welfare problem; where does responsibility begin; what positive steps are actually being taken to alleviate animal suffering; and can a rational and compelling argument be given for the importance of animal welfare. It therefore aims to offer a comprehensive guide to the uninformed as well as those who have knowledge of the issues but lack conviction.
Categories: Nature

Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture

Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture

Written primarily for students, but also highly relevant for professionals in varying fields of academia and industry, this timely book reveals important insights into animal welfare and animal agriculture.

Author: Wilson G. Pond

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439848425

Category: Medical

Page: 333

View: 207

What constitutes animal welfare? With animals being used for companionship, service, research, food, fiber, and by-products, animal welfare is a topic of great interest and importance to society. As the world’s population continues to increase, a major challenge for society is the maintenance of a strong and viable food system, which is linked to the well-being and comfort of food animals. Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture: Husbandry, Stewardship, and Sustainability in Animal Production explores the pressing issue of farm animal welfare in animal production systems in the United States and globally. A framework for open discussion on animal welfare, this multidisciplinary book brings together the perspectives of 40 highly qualified and recognized experts in their respective fields. Fourteen chapters address a range of topics that includes ethics, sociology, food safety, ecology, feed resources, biotechnology, government regulations, and sustainability, as well as animal comfort, health, and contributions to society. The book also offers a historical perspective on the growth of animal agriculture from family farms to industrial animal agriculture—and the impact this has had on society. Illustrating the diversity of viewpoints, the concept of animal welfare is defined from the perspectives of an ethicist and philosopher, a research scientist, a veterinarian, an industrialist, and an activist, as well as from the perspective of sustainability and product quality. Written primarily for students, but also highly relevant for professionals in varying fields of academia and industry, this timely book reveals important insights into animal welfare and animal agriculture. Unique in its depth, breadth, and balance, it underscores the need for dialogue on wide-ranging and often contentious issues related to animal production systems.
Categories: Medical

The Welfare of Cattle

The Welfare of Cattle

These are prepared by notable experts in their field, to help provide factual context around selected topics that impact cattle welfare and production systems.

Author: Terry Engle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315282435

Category: Medical

Page: 346

View: 155

Contains a selection of White Papers, commissioned to better inform the exploration of cattle welfare. These are prepared by notable experts in their field, to help provide factual context around selected topics that impact cattle welfare and production systems. Covers all aspects of cattle use in an accessible style, making this a must have volume for anyone interested in cattle welfare or cattle medicine. Provides an in-depth picture of the distinctive beef and dairy cattle welfare practices and issues, covering topics such as behavior, breeding and genetic manipulation, nutrition and feeding, housing and management, health and disease, and transport and slaughter. Written by acknowledged leaders in animal science, veterinary science, philosophy and animal welfare, presenting a truly multidisciplinary perspective on cattle welfare. Includes a section on understanding and managing animal welfare in both beef and dairy cattle, discussing how cattle perceive the world, animal handling and pain mitigation, and how to assure that the cows have a reasonably good life. The Welfare of Cattle offers an accurate, detailed account of the ethical and welfare concerns related to the human use of cattle. There is currently no significant book dealing with the welfare of cows, animals often seen as archetypal paradigms of 'farm animals'. Covering both beef and dairy cattle, the expert authors provide in-depth information on the husbandry roots of traditional agriculture, the replacement of this system of stewardship by an industrial model, and the resulting welfare challenges associated with industrial agriculture: feedlots, highly industrialized dairies, and slaughterhouses killing huge numbers of animals who have been transported great distances. This important book explores in detail the ways in which people who are providing care for cattle can take their first step, or their next step, toward enhancing the welfare of these animals.
Categories: Medical

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

-- Farming and rearing -- International transport and animal slaughter -- Animal experimentation -- Product safety: related aspects of animal testing -- Animal biotechnology and animal welfare -- Pet animals: housing, breeding and welfare - ...

Author:

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287160164

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 276

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Introduction: Concepts of animal protection and welfare including obligations and rights -- Do animals have rights? -- Farming and rearing -- International transport and animal slaughter -- Animal experimentation -- Product safety: related aspects of animal testing -- Animal biotechnology and animal welfare -- Pet animals: housing, breeding and welfare -- Buddhism -- Catholicism -- Islam -- Judaism -- Orthodox Church -- Protestantism -- From animal suffering to animal welfare: the progressive attainment of animal rights in Europe -- The Swedish approach -- The example of Slovenia -- Spain: a non-protectionist country -- France and animal rights issues -- The Council of Europe and animal welfare -- Conclusion: Animal welfare and the ideal of Europe.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Welfare of Cats

The Welfare of Cats

Written by experts from the UK, the USA and Switzerland, this book focuses on the major issues affecting the welfare of domestic cats.

Author: Irene Rochlitz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402032269

Category: Medical

Page: 282

View: 599

Written by experts from the UK, the USA and Switzerland, this book focuses on the major issues affecting the welfare of domestic cats. It covers behaviour, the human-cat relationship, and the impact of housing, disease, nutrition and breeding on welfare.
Categories: Medical