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CAB International North America
Livestock Handling and Transport / Edition 2

Livestock Handling and Transport / Edition 2

by Temple Grandin, T. Grandin


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Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, this practical book integrates scientific research and industry literature on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, deer, and horses, in both the developed and developing world, to provide a practical guide to humane handling and minimizing animal stress. Reviewing the latest research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, this fully updated fourth edition of Livestock Handling and Transport includes new coverage of animal handling in South America, and reviews extensive new research on pig transportation in North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780851994093
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: Cabi Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(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 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.

Table of Contents

1: A Whole Systems Approach to Assessing Animal Welfare During Handling and Restraint
2: General Principles of Stress and Wellbeing
3: Welfare of Transported Animals: Factors Influencing Welfare and Welfare Assessment
4: Behavioural Principles of Handling Cattle and Other Grazing Animals Under Extensive Conditions
5: Low-stress Restraint, Handling, and Sorting of Cattle
6: Handling Cattle Raised in Close Association with People
7: Handling Facilities and Restraint of Extensively Raised Range Cattle
8: Dairy Cattle Behaviour, Facilities, Handling, Transport, Automation, and Well-Being
9: Cattle Transport by Road
10: Handling and Transport of Cattle and Pigs in South America
11: Behavioural Principles of Sheep Handling
12: Design of Sheep Yards and Shearing Sheds
13: Sheep Transport
14: Dogs for Handling and Guarding Livestock
15: Behavioural Principles of Pig Handling
16: Transport of Pigs
17: Transport of Market Pigs: Improvements in Welfare and Economics
18: Handling and Transport of Horses
19: Deer Handling and Transport
20: Poultry Handling and Transport
21: Stress Physiology of Animals During Transport
22: Improving Welfare and Reducing Stress on Animals at Slaughter Plants
23: Principles of Biosecurity During Transport, Handling, and Slaughter of Animals

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