Poultry Behaviour and Welfare

Paperback
July 2004
9780851996677
More details
  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    14th July 2004
  • ISBN 9780851996677
  • Language English
  • Pages 288 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
$85.00

This authoritative textbook provides an introduction and guide to poultry behavior and welfare. It describes the origin and biology of the various species of bird that are of agricultural importance, as well as giving a succinct overview of their key behavior patterns. There is careful discussion of the many factors that influence their welfare, and detailed consideration of the ways in which legislation and commercial interests interact in an attempt to satisfy the many needs involved. The final chapters discuss possible future developments within the subject. The book is in part an update of a previous work, Poultry Production Systems: Behaviour, Management and Welfare (CABI, 1992), completely rewritten and with much new material added.

PART A: POULTRY
* Origins
* Biology
PART B: BEHAVIOUR
* Causes and effects
* Maintenance
* Living in groups
* Reproduction
PART C: WELFARE
* Perceptions of Welfare
* Sentience
* Physical aspects
* Environmental influences
PART D: PRACTICE
* Industry
* Systems
* Politics
* Economics

Michael C. Appleby

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.

Joy A. Mench

Joy A. Mench