Contributors. Foreword. Preface. Acronyms and abbreviations. 1 Husbandry and Animal Welfare (John Webster). 2 Behaviour as an Indicator of Animal Welfare (Christine Nicol). 3 Dairy Cattle (Jean Margerison). 4 Beef Cattle and Veal Calves (Bernadette Earley). 5 Sheep (Pete Goddard). 6 Pigs (Sandra Edwards). 7 Laying Hens (Graham Scott). 8 Broiler Chickens (Susan Haslam). 9 Goats (Alan Mowlem). 10 Red Deer (Alison Hanlon). 11 Horses and Donkeys (Helen (Becky) Whay). 12 Farmed Fish (Tony Wall). 13 South American Camelids (Cristian Bonacic). 14 Turkeys (Stephen Lister). 15 Ducks (Keith Gooderham). 16 Game Birds (David Welchman). 17 Ostrich (Fiona Benson). 18 Assessment, Implementation and Promotion of Farm Animal Welfare (David Main and John Webster). Index.
John Webster is Emeritus Professor of Animal Husbandry at theUniversity of Bristol. Author of the widely acclaimed AnimalWelfare: A Cool Eye Towards Eden and Animal Welfare: LimpingTowards Eden, he is the founding father of the Bristol AnimalBehaviour and Welfare Science group that has gathered evidence andpioneered the arguments necessary to achieve improved welfarestandards for veal calves, broiler chickens, laying hens and dairycows. UFAW is an internationally recognised, independent, scientificand educational animal welfare charity concerned with improvingknowledge and understanding of animals needs in order topromote high standards of welfare for farm, companion, laboratory,captive wild animals and those with which we interact in thewild.
This book is unique in that it pulls together informationand knowledge from a number of sources and provides valuableinsights into how any particular species has been used over theyears for production The authors present all of thisinformation in a very factual, thought-provokingmanner. (Doody's, 25 May 2012)