Livestock Handling and Transport Edition 5

Principles and Practice

Edited by Temple Grandin
December 2019
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December 2019
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Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, this practical book integrates scientific research and industry literature on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, deer, and horses, in both the developed and developing world, to provide a practical guide to humane handling and minimizing animal stress. Reviewing the latest research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, this fully updated fifth edition of Livestock Handling and Transport includes five new chapters: The Introduction, Genetics and Handling, Goat Handling and Transport, Robotic Milking, and Transport of Livestock by Sea. There is also new coverage of temperament testing and change, the principles of good stockmanship as well as including new video material to further explain key information contained in the book.

Key features include:

- Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Temple Grandin.
- Two new chapters on the testing and control of temperament and the principles of good stockmanship.
- Online videos to further illustrate the key points.

1: The Importance of Stockmanship to Maintain High Standards for Handling and Transport of Livestock and Poultry (NEW)
2: Welfare of Transported Animals: Factors Influencing Welfare and Welfare Assessment
3: Stress Physiology of Livestock and Poultry During Transport
4: The Effect of Both Genetics and Previous Experiences on Livestock Behavior, Handling, and Temperament (NEW)
5: Behavioral Principles of Handling Beef Cattle and the Design of Corrals, Lairages, Races, and Loading Ramps
6: Behavior and Handling of Dairy Cows During Milking, Handling, and Transport
7: Robotic Milking of Cows and Other Livestock
8: Handling and Restraint of Cattle Raised in Close Association with People
9: Cattle Transport by Road
10: Handling and Transport of Cattle and Pigs in South America
11: Behavioral Principles of Sheep Handling
12: Design of Sheep Yards and Shearing Sheds
13: Sheep Transport
14: Dogs for Herding and Guarding Livestock
15: Goat Handling and Transport
16: Behavioral Principles of Pig Handling
17: Transport of Pigs
18: Improvements in the Welfare and Economics of Market Pig Transport
19: Handling and Transport of Horses
20: Deer and Bison Handling
21: Poultry Handling and Transport
22: Transport of Cattle, Sheep, and Other Livestock
23: Principles of Biosecurity During Transport, Handling, and Slaughter of Livestock and Poultry

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin's work includes design of animal handling systems, research on livestock behavior, and auditing animal welfare. She has visited 26 countries and has served on the OIE animal welfare ad hoc committee for slaughter. Her previous livestock books are: Livestock Handling and Transport, Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals and Humane Livestock Handling. Her popular press books on animal behavior have been both U.S. and international bestsellers. Throughout her career, Dr. Grandin has worked to combine scientific research results with practical application in the field. In North America, half the cattle are handled in equipment she designed for meat plants. She has received awards for her work on animal welfare from both the livestock industry and animal welfare NGO's. She has awards from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The American Meat Institute, American Society for Animal Science and the Humane Society of the U.S.