The Welfare of Cattle by Jeffrey RushenThe Welfare of Cattle by Jeffrey Rushen

The Welfare of Cattle

byJeffrey Rushen, Anne Marie de Passillé, Marina A. G. Keyserlingk

Paperback | November 22, 2010

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This book, written by the leading international research scientists in the field, is the first to cover all aspects of research into the welfare of dairy, veal and beef cattle. The book provides a thorough and critical review of the most up-to-date research on the welfare of cattle, covering behaviour, nutrition and feeding, housing and management, stockmanship, and stress physiology, as well as transport and slaughter. It provides 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 book is intended for researchers and research students in veterinary and animal science and animal welfare science, as well as professionals in the beef and dairy industries.
Title:The Welfare of CattleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:November 22, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048176697

ISBN - 13:9789048176694

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Table of Contents

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