The Welfare of Pigs by Jeremy N. Marchant-FordeThe Welfare of Pigs by Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde

The Welfare of Pigs

byJeremy N. Marchant-Forde

Paperback | October 22, 2010

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The domestic pig is perceived as an animal with intelligence and character and yet, in the industrialized world, the majority of people have had little or no contact with them. Pigs are subject to a wide range of environments from the tropics to the sub-arctic, ranging from small-scale, extensive systems to large-scale intensive systems. They may spend their whole life on one farm or may be subject to long-distance transport multiple times. Not surprisingly, many aspects of their life experiences can impact their welfare.This book brings together a team of leading pig welfare research scientists to review the natural history of the pig, the welfare of pigs at different stages of life and to indicate what the future holds in terms of pig welfare. The text is aimed at researchers and teachers working in veterinary and animal science together with those working in the pig industry and for governmental and non-governmental animal welfare organizations.
Title:The Welfare of PigsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pagesPublished:October 22, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048180244

ISBN - 13:9789048180240

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Table of Contents

Series PrefaceAcknowledgementsList of Contributors1. INTRODUCTION TO THE WELFARE OF PIGS; Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde2. THE NATURAL BEHAVIOR OF THE PIG; Richard B. D'Eath and Simon P. Turner3. ADVANCES IN THE STUDY OF COGNITION, BEHAVIOURAL PRIORITIES AND EMOTIONS; Suzanne Held, Jonathan J. Cooper and Michael T. Mendl4. WELFARE OF DRY SOWS; Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde5. WELFARE OF PIGS IN THE FARROWING ENVIRONMENT; Anna K. Johnson and Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde6. HOUSING THE FATTENING PIG; Niamh E. O'Connell7. PIGS AND HUMANS; Hans A.M. Spoolder and Susanne Waiblinger8. BALANCE BETWEEN PORCINE DISEASE AND WELFARE; Wim J.A. Boersma, Jan van der Meulen and Theo A. Niewold 9. WELFARE INTO PRACTICE; David C.J. Main10. WELFARE OF PIGS DURING TRANSPORT AND SLAUGHTER; Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde and Ruth M. Marchant-Forde 11. FUTURE PERSPECTIVES OF THE WELFARE OF PIGS; Donald C. Lay, Jr and Jeremy N. Marchant-FordeINDEX