• New edition of Improving Animal Welfare edited by world expert, Temple Grandin, VPMA
  • New edition of Improving Animal Welfare edited by world expert, Temple Grandin, VPMA
  • New edition of Improving Animal Welfare edited by world expert, Temple Grandin, VPMA
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New edition of Improving Animal Welfare edited by world expert, Temple Grandin

The new edition of Improving Animal Welfare, edited by world animal welfare expert Temple Grandin, is now available.

This book provides a clear and concise overview of the practical evaluation and auditing of welfare problems for farmed animals. It has been fully updated with new information on subjects like pain management and animal welfare in organic farming systems.

The dramatic increase in the number of research studies, books, guidelines and websites on animal welfare, and variations in government animal welfare regulation, make this textbook an essential overview for students in veterinary medicine, animal science and welfare, and those working directly with animals. By taking an entirely practical approach, the textbook aims to help those working with animals to apply methods for improving welfare, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical application.

The second edition of this successful textbook:

·         Combines scientific information with useful recommendations for use on commercial operations.

·         Emphasises the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare, such as lameness, heat stress, body condition, and bruises during transport.

·         Includes two new chapters on conceptual frameworks of animal welfare and organic farming.

·         Is edited by an outstanding world expert on animal welfare.

·         Reviews practical information on livestock handling, euthanasia, slaughter, pain relief and assessments of abnormal behaviour.

First edition review: “… (There) sometimes appear publications which are worthy of specific attention… (they) stimulate, instruct and present new concepts. Among such books belongs the reviewed book… we can only hope that this successful work gets to the hands of those in the field."  Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica, Vol.44 (3), 2011.