Indicators of Animal Welfare.- Introduction: What is Animal Welfare?.- Health, Disease, and Productivity.- Stress and Physiological Indicators of Animal Welfare.- Animal Behaviour.- Challenges to Animal Welfare.- Acute or Short-Term Challenges to Animal Welfare.- Housing for Adult Cattle.- Housing for Growing Animals.- Feeding and Nutrition.- Stockmanship and the Interactions between People and Cattle.- Conclusions.
This book covers all aspects of research into the welfare of dairy, veal and beef cattle, covering behavior, nutrition and feeding, housing and management, stockmanship, and stress physiology, as well as transport and slaughter. It also offers a detailed and critical analysis of the main indicators of animal welfare and covers the main threats to animal welfare in modern cattle production systems.
Covers all aspects of animal welfare in beef, veal and dairy cattle production systems
Extensive and critical review of up-to-date research results
Critical analysis of indicators of animal welfare