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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. Table of Contents Introduction: IntroductionPart I: Issues1: Animal ethics2: Understanding animal welfarePart II: Problems3: Environmental challenge and animal agency4: Hunger and thirst5: Pain6: Fear and other negative emotions7: Behavioural restrictionPart III: Assessment8: Health and disease9: Behaviour10: Physiology11: Preference and motivation research12: Practical strategies to assess (and improve) welfarePart IV: Solutions13: Physical conditions14: Social conditions15: Human contact16: Genetic selectionPart V: Implementation17: Economics18: Incentives and enforcement19: International issues Reviews ...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 Related Books Behaviour of the Domestic Cat

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