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The Welfare of Cattle

Series: Animal Welfare Series Volume: 5

By: J Rushen, AM de Passille, MAG von Keyserlingk and DM Weary


Hardback | Oct 2007 | #170663 | ISBN-13: 9781402065576
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This book covers all aspects of research into the welfare of dairy, veal and beef cattle. Written by leading international research scientists in the field, it provides a thorough and critical review of the most up-to-date research on the welfare of cattle, covering behavior, nutrition and feeding, housing and management, stockmanship, and stress physiology, as well as transport and slaughter. The book 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. Although the focus is largely on cattle in developed countries, this book should also be of relevance in developing countries, where issues affecting the welfare of domestic animals are beginning to be addressed. The Welfare of Cattle is ideal for researchers and research students in veterinary and animal science and animal welfare science, as well as professionals in the beef and dairy industries.


Chapter 1. Introduction: what is animal welfare? Part 1: Indicators of animal welfare Chapter 2. Health, disease and productivity Chapter 3. Stress and physiological indicators of animal welfare Chapter 4. Animal behaviour Part 2: Challenges to animal welfare Chapter 5. Acute or short term challenges to animal welfare Chapter 6. Housing for adult cattle Chapter 7. Housing for growing animals Chapter 8. Feeding and nutrition Chapter 9. Stockmanship and the interactions between people and cattle Chapter 10. Conclusions

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