Animal Welfare Edition 3

February 2018
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  • Published
    28th February 2018
  • ISBN 9781786390202
  • Language English
  • Pages 440 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
  • Images full-color throughout
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Updated and revised, this bestselling textbook continues to provide a broad introduction to the key topics in the welfare of animals both large and small, farm and companion, and wild and zoo. It retains all of the popular features of the previous editions and covers key issues such as ethics, animal pain and injury, health and disease, social conditions, and welfare dilemmas and problems. Importantly, it also offers practical advice for welfare assessment and a full section dedicated to the implementation of solutions.

The third edition:

- Contains many more examples of welfare issues in different countries, particularly the implications for smallholders as well as larger scale agriculture
- Covers fish welfare as well as the welfare of amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates
- Includes concepts of positive emotion and other positive aspects of welfare
- Focuses on animal welfare and sustainability
- Includes an integrated ebook with additional material and videos

With contributions from renowned international experts and a new editorial team, Animal Welfare, third edition, is an essential resource for students and researchers in animal and veterinary sciences and other disciplines considering the science and practice of animal welfare as well as for practitioners and decision-makers worldwide.


Part I: Issues
1. Animal ethics
2. Understanding animal welfare

Part II: Problems
3. Environmental challenge and animal agency
4. Hunger and thirst
5. Pain
6. Fear and other negative emotions
7. Frustration and boredom in impoverished environments

Part III: Assessment
8. Health and disease
9. Behaviour
10. Physiology
11. Preference and motivation research
12. Practical strategies to assess (and improve) welfare

Part IV: Solutions
13. Physical conditions
14. Social conditions
15. Human contact
16. Genetic selection

Part V: Implementation
17. Economics
18. Regulation, enforcement and incentives
19. International issues

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.

I. Anna Olsson

I. Anna Olsson is a Researcher at the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Portugal.

Francisco Galindo

Francisco Galindo is with the Department of Ethology and Wildlife, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).