-: Introduction 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
Suitable for students of animal science, veterinary science and veterinary medicine.
(BSc Zoology, PhD Animal Behaviour) 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 behaviour and welfare of farm animals, before a period with The Humane Society of the United States in Washington, DC. His most recent book is Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals (co-editor, 2008). 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. (BSc Zoology, PhD Animal Behaviour) 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 behaviour and welfare of farm animals, before a period with The Humane Society of the United States in Washington, DC. His most recent book is Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals (co-editor, 2008). 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. Dr Andy Butterworth MRCVS is Reader in Animal Science and Policy in the Clinical Veterinary School, University of Bristol, UK. Andy teaches and carries out research in the areas of animal disease and production, animal welfare and legislation, behavioural biology, and animal welfare assessment in both farm and wild animals. He is a member of the European Food Standards Agency Scientific Panel on Animal health and Welfare, and chairs the EEER (Ethics, Economics, Education and Regulation) of the Farm Animal Welfare committee in the UK. He is editor in Chief of Elsevier's journal Veterinary and Animal Science, he lectures widely and publishes in books, and the academic and trade press, with over 200 publications to date. Michael Cockram is a Professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada where he is the Chair in Animal Welfare, at the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre. Dr Cockram has a veterinary and academic background in animal welfare. He obtained his veterinary degree and PhD in the UK and then worked at the University of Edinburgh. He studies the welfare implications of the management of animals, and the relationships between health, physiology, behaviour and animal science. He has published research on the transport, lairage and handling of livestock and poultry, and other animal welfare issues. Much of this research was conducted within commercial slaughter plants. He has worked with industry groups to apply the results of scientific research to commercial situations and has participated in the development of several animal welfare codes of practice. His previous book chapters have been on the welfare implications of health and disease, sheep transport and the effects of handling, transportation, lairage and slaughter on cattle welfare and beef quality. Dr Cockram serves as the Welfare and Behaviour Section Editor for animal: an international journal of animal bioscience, he organised the 2018 International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology and is currently the Chair of the Large Animal Subcommittee of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Animal Welfare Committee. Dr Rick D'Eath is Reader in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). As an applied ethologist working on farm animals, his main research interests involve understanding how the farmed environment can modify and sometimes frustrate an animals' motivated behaviours often leading to animal welfare problems. Rick primarily works on pigs and poultry, with a particular focus on questions around feeding and hunger, and interactions between animals which are negative for their welfare, including aggression, tail-biting and mounting. is a veterinary surgeon, now retired, who worked from 1966 to 2004 at the Poultry Research Centre and the Roslin Institute at Edinburgh. His research was on poultry behaviour and welfare, focussing especially on specific appetites, laying behaviour, egg shell quality, feather pecking and housing systems. He headed the Ethology Department from 1988 to 1997 and was Institute Named Veterinary Surgeon and Chair of the Ethics Committee from 1993 to 2004. He was also a Tutor in the Open University on Biology, Brain and Behaviour and Lecturer on Edinburgh University's MSc course in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare. He was Editor of British Poultry Science from 1985 to 2010 and remains on the Editorial Board. (BA Biology, DPhil Ethology and Neurobiology) is a Professor of Animal Science and the Director of the Center for Animal Welfare at the University of California, Davis. She conducts research on the behaviour and welfare of poultry and small laboratory animals, with a particular emphasis on management and environmental enrichment. She serves on numerous national and international committees and boards that address issues related to farm and laboratory animal welfare, and teaches courses on animal welfare and animal ethics.