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Stress and Animal Welfare


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Preface. Approaching questions of stress and welfare. Systems regulating body and brain. Limits to adaptation. Stress and strain, welfare and suffering. Assessing welfare: short-term responses. Assessing welfare: long-term responses. Preference studies and welfare. Ethical problems concerning welfare. Solutions and conclusions. Glossary. References. Index.

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Donald M. Broom is the Colleen Macleod Professor of Animal Welfare at the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK, and Dr. Ken G. Johnson is at the Department of Physiology, Murdoch University, Australia.


`This is a highly topical and useful volume ... distinctly relevant to training of individuals who work with animals. I recommend it.'
`Broom and Johnson have produced an interesting and stimulating book. It clearly and concisely covers the basic background knowledge of stress and animal welfare ... This is a book which should be read by all who have an interest in animal welfare.'
The Veterinary Record
`A suitable purchase for veterinary students ... the later chapters provide an interesting and scholarly account of recent physiological and behavioural research relevant to animal welfare, that in itself is very rewarding.'
Alternatives to Laboratory Animals
`An extremely useful book, one that is likely to benefit a wide range of people interested in the scientific approach to animal welfare ... it will become essential for anyone, student or otherwise, wanting to discover what the scientific study of animal welfare is all about.'
New Scientist
`Those seeking the latest views on stress in relation to the welfare of domestic animals will welcome this excellent account.'
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