A major update of the internationally recognised classic introductory textbook on farm animal husbandry and welfare for students of agriculture and veterinary science. As well as covering large scale commercial rearing of animals for food, this new edition gives special attention to alternative farming systems. Structured on a species-by-species or group-by-group basis the book puts forward the case for the humane treatment of farm animals in as rational a way as possible. Prepared on behalf of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), a leading world authority on animal welfare.
Contributors. Foreword. Preface. Acronyms and abbreviations. 1 Husbandry and Animal Welfare (John Webster). 2 Behaviour as an Indicator of Animal Welfare (Christine Nicol). 3 Dairy Cattle (Jean Margerison). 4 Beef Cattle and Veal Calves (Bernadette Earley). 5 Sheep (Pete Goddard). 6 Pigs (Sandra Edwards). 7 Laying Hens (Graham Scott). 8 Broiler Chickens (Susan Haslam). 9 Goats (Alan Mowlem). 10 Red Deer (Alison Hanlon). 11 Horses and Donkeys (Helen (Becky) Whay). 12 Farmed Fish (Tony Wall). 13 South American Camelids (Cristian Bonacic). 14 Turkeys (Stephen Lister). 15 Ducks (Keith Gooderham). 16 Game Birds (David Welchman). 17 Ostrich (Fiona Benson). 18 Assessment, Implementation and Promotion of Farm Animal Welfare (David Main and John Webster). Index.
John Webster is Emeritus Professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol. Author of the widely acclaimed Animal Welfare: A Cool Eye Towards Eden and Animal Welfare: Limping Towards Eden, he is the founding father of the Bristol Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science group that has gathered evidence and pioneered the arguments necessary to achieve improved welfare standards for veal calves, broiler chickens, laying hens and dairy cows. UFAW is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity concerned with improving knowledge and understanding of animals' needs in order to promote high standards of welfare for farm, companion, laboratory, captive wild animals and those with which we interact in the wild.