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Improving Animal Welfare


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Chapter 1: The Importance of Measurement to Improve the Welfare of Livestock, Poultry and Fish, Temple Grandin Chapter 2: Why is Agricultural Animal Welfare Important? The Social and Ethnical Context, Bernard Rollin Chapter 3: Implementing Effective Standards and Scoring Systems for Assessing Animal Welfare on Farms and Slaughter Plants, Temple Grandin Chapter 4: The Importance of Good Stockmanship and its Benefits for the Animals, Jeffrey Rushen and Anne Marie dePassille Chapter 5: How to Improve Livestock Handling and Reduce Stress, Temple Grandin Chapter 6: Painful Husbandry Procedures in Livestock and Poultry, Kevin J. Stafford and David J. Mellor Chapter 7: Welfare During Transport of Livestock and Poultry, Temple Grandin Chapter 8: Animal Well-Being and Behavioral Needs on the Farm, Lily Edwards Chapter 9: Improving Livestock, Poultry, and Fish Welfare in Slaughter Plants with Auditing Programs, Temple Grandin Chapter 10: Recommended On-Farm Euthanasia Practices, Jennifer Woods, Jan K. Shearer, and Jeff Hill Chapter 11: The Effect of Economic Factors on the Welfare of Livestock and Poultry, Temple Grandin Chapter 12: Improving Animal Welfare: Practical Approaches for Achieving Change, Helen R. Whay and David C. Main Chapter 13: Practical Methods for Improving the Welfare of Horses, Donkeys, and Other Working Draught Animals in Developing Areas, Camie R. Heleski, Amy K. McLean, and Janice C. Swanson Chapter 14: Successful Technology Transfer of Behavioral and Animal Welfare Research to the Farm and Slaughter Plant, Temple Grandin Chapter 15: Why are Behavioral Needs Important? Tina Widowski

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Essential guide bridging the gap between scientific research and practical application

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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 are: 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 NGO's. 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.


"Overall, this book provides a valuable, single first point of reference for those seeking to assess and ensure animal welfare in the own operations, or as a starting point in the development of a welfare assurance process. Tertiary educators will find that the text also serves as a valuable accompaniment to animal welfare courses for animal science and veterinary students studying production animals."--Andrew Fisher, University of Melbourne, Australia

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