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Cover for Social conditions.

In this chapter, we describe how the constrained structure of managed social groups may lead to the occurrence of animal welfare problems and discuss potential solutions. Solving socially induced welfare problems is particularly challenging because it is usually more difficult to predict how...

Author(s)
Galindo, F.; Newberry, R. C.; Mendl, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
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
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Cover for Animal ethics.

This chapter describes and discusses different views of our moral responsibilities towards animals. First, we explain the importance of reasoning about animal ethics, rather than relying on feelings and intuitions alone. Second, we present and discuss different ethical views regarding animals. We...

Author(s)
Palmer, C.; Sandøe, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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
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
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
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Cover for Fear and other negative emotions.

Concern for animal welfare stems from the recognition that animals are sentient beings capable of experiencing negative emotions like fear, pain and frustration. Fear is a major emotion determining how animals perceive and respond to their social and physical environment. We tackle three main...

Author(s)
Boissy, A.; Dwyer, C. M.; Jones, R. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Frustration and boredom in impoverished environments.

Captivity often restricts animals' abilities to perform natural behaviour and explore novel stimuli. Here, we review how this constraint affects psychological welfare by preventing the meeting of motivations. One means by which this happens is through frustrating specific motivations pertaining to...

Author(s)
Mason, G. J.; Burn, C. C.
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
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