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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, wild and zoo. It retains all the popular features of the previous editions with coverage of 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, with 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 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, 3rd 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, and for practitioners and decision-makers worldwide.
Part I: Issues
1: Animal ethics
2: Understanding animal welfare
Part II: Problems
3: Environmental challenge and animal agency
4: Hunger and thirst
6: Fear and other negative emotions
7: Frustration and boredom in impoverished environments
Part III: Assessment
8: Health and disease
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
18: Regulation, enforcement and incentives
19: International issues
Mihchael Appleby (BSc Zoology, PhD Animal Behaviour) is Chief Scientific Adviser with The World Society for the Protection of Animals, based in London, UK. At the Poultry Research Centre and the University of Edinburgh, UK, he carried out research for 20 years on behaviour and welfare of farm animals, before a period with The Humane Society of the United States in Washington, DC. His most recent book is Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals (co-editor, 2008). Dr Appleby is a member of the Farm Animal Welfare Council (Farm Animal Welfare Committee from April 2011) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth and the Scottish Agricultural College.
Anna Olsson (MSc Animal Science, PhD Ethology) is Researcher at the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology in Porto, Portugal. With a background in farm animal welfare science, she has developed research into laboratory animal behaviour and welfare as well as ethics of animal research and biotechnology since 2001. She has set up the first animal welfare research group in Portugal where she also coordinates internationally accredited training for life sciences researchers using animals. Anna Olsson is an editorial board member of the journal Laboratory Animals, executive council member of the European Society for Food and Agricultural Ethics and a member of the Danish Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment.
"[...] well written and provides an excellent introduction to the science of welfare and ethics [...] fascinating to read [...] I believe that practicing vets, students and all with an interest in welfare and behaviour (e.g. animal trainers, vet nurses, zoo staff) would benefit from reading this book."
- Australian Veterinary Journal Vol. 89, No 12, 2011