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Efficient Livestock Handling
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This book brings together animal behavior and animal welfare research to demonstrate how knowledge of the former can promote the latter, and includes discussions on cattle and horses, swine, sheep, and goats.

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1. Historical Perspectives of Livestock Handling 2. Behavior as It Relates to Handling 3. Genetics, Environments, and Hormones 4. Learning 5. Horse Handling: Practical Applications of Science 6. Dairy Cattle Handling: Practical Applications of Science 7. Beef Cattle Handling: Practical Applications of Science 8. Swine Handling: Practical Applications of Science 9. Sheep and Goat Handling: Practical Applications of Science

About the Author

Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary MedicineTexas A&M University, College Station, TX, USARecognized internationally, Dr. Beaver has given more than 250 presentations, authored more than 175 articles and 9 books on animal welfare and behavior. She has been president of the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, American College of Animal Welfare, and American Veterinary Medical Association and served on special advisory committees for USDHEW, National Research Council, PEW National Veterinary Education Program, and ILAR. Honors include Distinguished Practitioner-National Academies of Practice, AVMA Animal Welfare Award, Friskies PetCare Award, Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award, Legend in Veterinary Medicine (1 of 12), and an honorary DSc degree. Dr. Beaver also co-authored Efficient Livestock Handling: The Practical Application of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Science (2015) and was a section editor for the highly respected Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (which won the PROSE Award and CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title), both published by Elsevier/Academic Press.

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"In summary, I feel that the objectives of the book were extremely worthy; and I am sincerely disappointed that it did not entirely achieve its goals. As a consequence of its various deficiencies, I think that naive readers of this text would experience some confusion and thus not be ready to move forward in evidence-based efficient livestock handling." --Animal Welfare 2017, 26 "The horse and dairy chapters are most useful with good examples and excellent graphics." --Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

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