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Cover for Understanding situations.

This chapter describes how veterinarians apply ethics and morals in their decision making for treating animal health cases.

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247206)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Considering others.

A key part of ethics is about how veterinarians treat others (indeed, ethics might seem ignorable if nobody else existed). This chapter, considers how the vets behaviour can, and should, affect other animals and people. There are three sections in this chapter, in section 2.1, experiences and...

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247206)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Welfare assessment.

This chapter describes the use of physiological and behavioural signs to measure the health and welfare of domestic animals.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision livestock farming: the future of livestock welfare monitoring and management?

This chapter describes the current capacities and future prospects of precision livestock farming by considering technology that has evolved from conceptual ideas in research laboratories into systems that are operational in commercial farms both now and into the future.

Author(s)
Norton, T.; Berckmans, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The paradoxical world of the dog.

The effect of domestication on the health, behaviour and welfare of owned and free roaming dogs are discussed.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J.; Hiby, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Understanding animal welfare.

In this chapter, we introduce some of the principal issues that have arisen in relation to scientific approaches to animal welfare, most of which are treated in more detail later in this book. Much of the apparent disagreement between people about animal welfare stems from mixing up scientific...

Author(s)
Keeling, L. J.; Rushen, J.; Duncan, I. J. H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental challenge and animal agency.

Challenges are there to be overcome, seen usually as problems to avoid rather than as opportunities to enjoy. However, for humans a life without challenge would be likely to be dull and boring, lacking the enthusiasm and satisfaction that come with individual development. Could this also be true...

Author(s)
Špinka, M.; Wemelsfelder, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hunger and thirst.

It has been argued that the recommendation of 'freedom from hunger and thirst' leads to confusion because it is generally assumed that hunger and thirst are required 'triggers' for an animal to start feeding or drinking. Here, we consider what constitutes 'normal' feeding and drinking behaviour....

Author(s)
Kyriazakis, I.; Tolkamp, B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behaviour.

Good animal managers have always used animals' behaviour as a guide to their health and welfare. Behaviour also plays a key role in the scientific study of animal welfare, for two main reasons. First, it is one of the most easily observed indicators, and essential information can often be obtained...

Author(s)
Olsson, I. A. S.; Würbel, H.; Mench, J. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Physiology.

The assessment of animal welfare using physiological parameters depends on the measurement of change(s) in biological function(s) in response to stressors. This complex biological response is commonly called the 'stress response' and has been repeatedly conceptualized since homeostasis was first...

Author(s)
Blache, D.; Terlouw, C.; Maloney, S. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter

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