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Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach by Temple Grandin

New legislation on animal welfare standards has created the need for welfare programmes to be implemented on farms, during transportation and in slaughter plants. While there is a wealth of information on animal behavior, ethics and factors affecting welfare, there is little to guide veterinarians and managers in evaluating animal welfare and improving it. This textbook aims to help those working with animals to apply practical methods for improving welfare, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical application. Drawing on the editor's extensive experience in teaching and auditing, and contributions from international experts, this book provides a guide to practical evaluation and auditing of welfare problems, emphasizing the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare.

This will be an essential text for veterinarians and veterinary students, welfare auditing or welfare officer training, and broader animal welfare topics, helping students to apply their knowledge in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845935412
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 03/28/2010
Series: CABI Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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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