Farm Animal Well-Being : Stress Physiology, Animal Behavior and Environmental Design / Edition 1

Farm Animal Well-Being : Stress Physiology, Animal Behavior and Environmental Design / Edition 1

by Solon Ewing, Donald Lay, Eberhard Borell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136602002

ISBN-13: 9780136602002

Pub. Date: 05/27/1998

Publisher: Pearson Education

A complete reference source on a wide range of issues and specifications related to animal care, facilities and management systems, this timely and practical guide offers readers a better understanding of the basic principles of environmental stress and its impacts on both the physical and mental states of farm animals. Discusses the broad

Overview

A complete reference source on a wide range of issues and specifications related to animal care, facilities and management systems, this timely and practical guide offers readers a better understanding of the basic principles of environmental stress and its impacts on both the physical and mental states of farm animals. Discusses the broad range of environmental needs of animals, how these needs are met, and why providing an adequate environment is critical to animal well-being as well as economics in animal enterprises. Offers a concise review of considerations relating to public and industry concerns about farm animal care and well-being, and includes an overview of historical aspects of the animal welfare issue. Examines characteristics of stressful environments and how these may impact animal well-being, and provides extensive coverage of both theoretical and applied fundamentals in relation to physical, dietary, and social needs of major species of farm animals. For professionals serving the farm animal sector

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136602002
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
05/27/1998
Pages:
357
Product dimensions:
7.21(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

I. ANIMAL WELL-BEING: THE ULTIMATE GOAL.

1. Animal Well-Being: The Issue.

II. STRESS: A CHALLENGE TO WELL-BEING.

2. Biology of the Stress Response: Stressors and Control of Response Systems.
3. Biology of the Stress Response: Physiology and Function.

III. ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AND WELL-BEING.

4. Control of Behavior.
5. Types of Animal Behavior.

IV. DESIGNING THE ANIMAL'S ENVIRONMENT.

6. Design Characteristics of the Physical Environment.
7. Design Characteristics of the Dietary Environment.
8. Designing the Social Environment of Animals.
Glossary.
References.
Index.

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