Management and Welfare of Farm Animals: The UFAW Farm Handbook, 6th Edition
John Webster (Editor), Jean Margerison (Editor)
Management and Welfare of Farm Animals provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on the humane management of all major farmed species in both large-scale food production and alternative farming systems. Designed for agricultural and veterinary science students, this classic textbook covers the management and welfare of species including dairy and beef cattle, veal calves, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats, horses, and farmed fish.
The sixth edition incorporates recent developments throughout, including an entirely new chapter on international developments in animal welfare law, politics, and practice. Updated chapters discuss topics such as 'high welfare' livestock systems, the impact of automation and new technologies on production and welfare, the ecological impact and sustainability issues of large-scale production systems, and more.
Covers animal husbandry, behavior as an indicator of animal welfare, and the assessment, monitoring, and promotion of improved welfare at the farm level
Offers updated information on free-range poultry, robot milking, automated disease scanning, and pastoral systems in the developing world
Management and Welfare of Farm Animals, Sixth Edition remains the ideal textbook for students in professional, technical, or vocational education courses on the management and welfare of farm animals.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface to Sixth Edition vii
1 Husbandry and Animal Welfare 1
2 Behaviour as an Indicator of Animal Welfare 31
3 Dairy Cattle 59
4 Beef Cattle and Veal Calves 124
5 Sheep 187
Cathy Dwyer and Pete Goddard
6 Pigs 243
7 Laying Hens 284
8 Broiler Chickens 328
9 Goats 357
10 Red Deer 381
Alison Hanlon and Laura Griffin
11 Horses and Donkeys 408
12 Farmed Fish 441
13 South American Camelids 463
14 Turkeys 486
15 Ducks 499
Cormac O’Shea and Patrick Garland
16 Game Birds 515
17 Assessment, Implementation and Promotion of Farm Animal Welfare 534
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Webster, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DVM (Hon), is Emeritus Professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol in Bristol, UK.
Jean Margerison, BSc, NDAg, PhD, is Associate Professor of Ruminant Nutrition at The University of Nottingham in Nottingham, UK.