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Cover for Animal welfare.

This third edition of "Animal Welfare" has 407 pages and is divided into five parts. Part I, Issues, introduces the background and philosophy of the subject. Part II covers problems for animal welfare, starting in chapter 3 with the animal's interactions with its environment. The following four...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.; Olsson, I. A. S.; Galindo, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Practical strategies to assess (and improve) welfare.

There has been a growing interest in developing and implementing animal welfare assessment schemes on farms, zoos and aquaria, experimental situations, and even on free-ranging animal populations. Inspection bodies and organizations that carry out farm inspection for retailers and for government...

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.; Mench, J. A.; Wielebnowski, N.; Olsson, I. A. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pain.

Pain in animals is a significant welfare concern that occurs under a variety of circumstances - for example, as a result of methods of housing or husbandry, following surgical procedures, or as a result of disease processes. The problems associated with pain are exacerbated by our limited ability...

Author(s)
Viñuela-Fernández, I.; Weary, D. M.; Flecknell, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Preference and motivation research.

A major approach in animal welfare science involves research on animals' preferences for options such as ambient temperature, illumination, and types of flooring, and on the strength of animals' motivation to perform certain types of behaviour, obtain certain resources and avoid unpleasant features ...

Author(s)
Fraser, D.; Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Physical conditions.

The physical environment of an animal is sometimes altered if it is found to cause problems for animal welfare. These changes are commonly quite specific (making changes to space, food, aspects of housing design such as flooring, or other environmental factors such as air quality) and may be...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.; Appleby, M. C.; Waran, N. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Practical strategies to assess (and improve) welfare.

There has been a growing interest in developing and implementing animal welfare assessment schemes on farm, in zoos, in experimental situations and even in the wild. Scientists, inspection bodies and politicians are also starting to consider seriously the use of animal welfare outcome-based...

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.; Mench, J. A.; Wielebnowski, N.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter