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Farm Animal Well-Being: Stress Physiology, Animal Behaviour and Environmental Design

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By: Solon A Ewing, Donald C Lay and Eberhard Von Borell

357 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Prentice-Hall (Pearson Education)

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #116837 | ISBN: 0136602002
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Created for sophomore - senior level undergraduate courses that deal with farm animal well-being, with perspectives on stress, behavior, and environmental design. Also an ideal supplementary text in such agriculture courses as Farm Animal Behavior, Farm Animal Production, and Environmental Management for Farm Animals. Focusing on three major areas of consideration (physical, dietary, and social) required to successfully maintain a balanced, low-stress environment for farm animals, this comprehensive survey discusses the broad range of environmental needs of animals, how these needs are met, and why providing an adequate environment is critical to animal well-being as well as economics in animal enterprises. * An excellent reference for livestock producers and all professionals serving the animal industry.


I. ANIMAL WELL-BEING: THE ULTIMATE GOAL. 1. Animal Well-Being: The Issue. II. STRESS: A CHALLENGE TO WELL-BEING. 2. Biology of the Stress Response: Stressors and Control of Response Systems. 3. Biology of the Stress Response: Physiology and Function. III. ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AND WELL-BEING. 4. Control of Behavior. 5. Types of Animal Behavior. IV. DESIGNING THE ANIMAL'S ENVIRONMENT. 6. Design Characteristics of the Physical Environment. 7. Design Characteristics of the Dietary Environment. 8. Designing the Social Environment of Animals. Glossary. References. Index.

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