Animal Welfare
Edition: 3

Paper: 978 1 78639 020 2 / $65.00
Published: February 2018  

Publisher: CABI
440 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 5/8"
full-color throughout
Updated and revised, this bestselling textbook continues to provide a broad introduction to the key topics in the welfare of animals both large and small, farm and companion, and wild and zoo. It retains all of the popular features of the previous editions and covers key issues such as ethics, animal pain and injury, health and disease, social conditions, and welfare dilemmas and problems. Importantly, it also offers practical advice for welfare assessment and a full section dedicated to the implementation of solutions.

The third edition:

- Contains many more examples of welfare issues in different countries, particularly the implications for smallholders as well as larger scale agriculture
- Covers fish welfare as well as the welfare of amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates
- Includes concepts of positive emotion and other positive aspects of welfare
- Focuses on animal welfare and sustainability
- Includes an integrated ebook with additional material and videos

With contributions from renowned international experts and a new editorial team, Animal Welfare, third edition, is an essential resource for students and researchers in animal and veterinary sciences and other disciplines considering the science and practice of animal welfare as well as for practitioners and decision-makers worldwide.

Table of Contents:

Part I: Issues
1. Animal ethics
2. Understanding animal welfare

Part II: Problems
3. Environmental challenge and animal agency
4. Hunger and thirst
5. Pain
6. Fear and other negative emotions
7. Frustration and boredom in impoverished environments

Part III: Assessment
8. Health and disease
9. Behaviour
10. Physiology
11. Preference and motivation research
12. Practical strategies to assess (and improve) welfare

Part IV: Solutions
13. Physical conditions
14. Social conditions
15. Human contact
16. Genetic selection

Part V: Implementation
17. Economics
18. Regulation, enforcement and incentives
19. International issues

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