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Livestock Handling and Transport
     

Livestock Handling and Transport

by Temple Grandin
 

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Great changes in the livestock industry have been brought about by the introduction of new international standards for meat suppliers, most notably the improvements in the transport and handling of livestock with an increasing focus on animal welfare. Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, this third edition of the acclaimed Livestock Handling

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Great changes in the livestock industry have been brought about by the introduction of new international standards for meat suppliers, most notably the improvements in the transport and handling of livestock with an increasing focus on animal welfare. Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, this third edition of the acclaimed Livestock Handling and Transport presents a wealth of the latest research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, and two new contributions on animal welfare in developing countries. A practical guide to humane handling and minimizing animal stress, this book is an invaluable resource for students and professionals in animal behaviour, applied psychology and animal and veterinary sciences, and livestock producers, regulatory bodies and animal welfare groups.

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"This is a successful scientific and practical guide to the care, handling, and transportation of livestock. Common livestock species are covered including dairy cattle, calves, sheep, pigs, horses, poultry, and even the newly popular livestock species, deer. ... The diagrams of pen arrangements and animal runs are valuable illustrations that demonstrate some important principles of animal behavior for predicting the movements of animals. ... Contributors to this book represent a who's who in animal handling, transport and welfare. ... The book is a must for every library of veterinary medicine, animal science and animal behavior." — Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

"Extremely wide ranging, well indexed and practical information. ... Recommended to anyone involved in the considerate handling of livestock." — Animal Transportation Association

"Scientists, students, veterinarians and managers involved in this field will find this volume instructive and useful in providing a wealth of information on zootechnical production related to behavior, health and psycho-physical animal welfare." — Ethology

"The material is presented in an easily read format, and is a useful basic reference text for veterinarians, producers, livestock truckers, sales barn and abattoir workers and others dealing with livestock." — Canadian Veterinary Journal

"This book represents a long awaited source on modern techniques for working with various livestock species and is edited by a leader in this field. ... Overall, the ideas presented for working with livestock are the most modern and represent major breakthroughs in animal husbandry." — Applied Animal Behaviour Science

American Veterinary Medical Association
“This book is a must for every library of veterinary medicine, animal science and animal behavior.”
Animal Transportation Association
“For anyone involved in the animal transportation industry this is an essential reference work.”
Livestock Production Science
Praise for previous editions:
“A must read for the libraries of research institutes and teaching establishments.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851988559
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
12/01/1993
Series:
Cabi Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Temple Grandin is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin's work includes design of animal handling systems, research on livestock behavior, 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 behavior 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 awards 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.

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