Elsevier B.V

Elsevier B.V

Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare


Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare: Science and Practice fully explores developments in the key areas of animal agricultural welfare assessment and improvement. Analyzing current topical issues, as well as reviewing the historical welfare issues, the volume is a comprehensive review of the field. Divided into four sections, the book opens with an introduction to animal welfare research. Part One reviews advances in animal welfare science, looking at behavior, veterinary science, genetics and genomics. Part Two looks at transdisciplinary research in animal welfare, with coverage of bioethics, sustainability and the social sciences.

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Part Three explores the process of translating science into policy and practice, and includes topics such as legislation, market-driven approaches and the work of NGOs. The final section looks at emerging issues in agricultural animal welfare with a focus on small scale and urban farming.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, the book is a standard reference for welfare research scientists and students, practicing vets involved in welfare assessment, and anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of agricultural animals.  

Table of Contents

1.Animal welfare science and its application

Part One: Advances in animal welfare science
2. Behavior
3. Stress Physiology
4. Cognitive Psychology / Ethology
5. Veterinary Science
6. Genetics / genomics

Part Two: Transdisciplinary research
7. Bioethics and animal welfare science
8. Social science and animal welfare science
9. Animal welfare and sustainability – Environmental issues
10. Animal welfare and sustainability – Product safety and quality
11. Animal welfare and sustainability – Food affordability

Part Three: Translating science into policy and practice
12. Doing science in the real world
13. Science into practice
14. Legislation
15. Market-driven approaches
16. Animal welfare NGOs
17. Veterinary practitioners

Part Four: Emerging issues
18. Are global animal welfare standards achievable?
19. Smallholder pig and poultry production
20. Small-scale cattle production
21. Working animals
22. Urban agriculture
23. Climate variability/change and animal welfare

Key Features
  • Provides in-depth reviews of emerging topics, research and applications in agricultural animal welfare
  • Provides coverage of topics important to all agricultural animals and complements the wider series,Agricultural Animal Welfare, which will provide comprehensive coverage of animal welfare of the world’s major farmed animals
  • Edited by a world leading animal welfare academic, with contributions from a writing team of both leading academics and practitioners

Animal Welfare research scientists, as well as postgraduate students, Animal production researcher scientists, Practising vets involved in welfare assessment, NGOs interested in welfare assurance

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