Animal Welfare

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Animal Welfare

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The welfare of animals continues to increase in recognition and concern throughout the world, with more and more research in the field offering new insights into the optimal conditions and treatment for the animals we live and work with. Providing a broad introduction to the key topics in the welfare of animals large and small, farm and companion, wild and zoo, this fully updated textbook covers ethics, animal pain and injury, health and disease and social conditions, welfare issues and problems, their assessment, and solutions. With contributions from renowned international experts Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for students and researchers in animal and veterinary sciences.

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Michael C. Appleby (BSc Zoology, PhD Animal Behavior) 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 behavior and welfare of farm animals, before a period with The Humane Society of the United States in Washington, DC. 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.

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"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." (C. Tiplady, University of Queensland 2011-01-01)

"This book is a useful and succinct introduction to the theoretical issues that currently impinge on animal welfare....Chapters provide introductions to the interwoven ethical, scientific, economic and legal frameworks that underpin our attempts to define, measure and improve the welfare of animals. It will be a valuable resource for those starting out in animal welfare research and for veterinarians and others pursuing post-graduate courses in animal welfare science, ethics and law." (Applied Animal Behaviour Science)

"...a refreshingly short book that is not only easy to read but also comes across as a sustained, coherent argument that can be read from cover to cover....The format of the book is excellent." (The Veterinary Record)

"This is a good 'Primer' on animal welfare, giving an excellent overview of the subject...in a way that is easily digestible by the non-expert." (Livestock Production Science)

"...recommended reading for the serious student of animal welfare." (Animals Today)

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