The Well-Being of Farm Animals Challenges and Solutions

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  • Copyright: 2004-01-19
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions is the first title in Blackwell Publishing Professional's groundbreaking series Issues in Animal Bioethics. This important book examines the ethical and economic importance of production animal well-being and pain management--topics of increasing concern to consumers. The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions offers veterinarians, veterinary and agriculture students, animal scientists, and food animal producers both practical methods to enhance farm animal well-being, and greater understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of those methods. With a variety of perspectives from respected experts and specialists, this book conveys new research findings and promotes valuable discourse on critical issues. Most importantly, editors Benson and Rollin provide feasible instruction to put theory into practice. The theories and applications presented in this book are likely to be legislated in the future. Therefore, it is important for veterinarians in production animal medicine to keep abreast of the latest issues in promoting animal well-being, and implement sound animal welfare methods every day. The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions provides the information veterinarians need to do both.

Author Biography

G. John Benson, DVM, MS, is a professor and Chief of Anesthesiology in Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois, Urbana. Dr. Benson also holds joint appointments in the Department s of Veterinary Pathobiology (Comparative Medicine Division) and Veterinary Biosciences (Pharmacology Division).

Bernard E. Rollin, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor and Professor of Philosophy, Physiology, and Animal Sciences , as well as University Bioethicist at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Dr. Rollin is the founder of the fields of veterinary medical ethics and is a principal architect of laws protecting laboratory animals. He addressed animal welfare as the keynote speaker at the 2003 American Dairy Science Association/American Society of Animal Science joint meeting.

Table of Contents

Contributors vii
Preface ix
I. Theoretical Framework
The Ethical Imperative to Control Pain and Suffering in Farm Animals
Bernard E. Rollin
Human-Livestock Interaction
Paul H. Hemsworth
Quality of Life for Farm Animals: Linking Science, Ethics, and Animal Welfare
David Fraser
Daniel M. Weary
Pain in Farm Animals: Nature, Recognition, and Management
G. John Benson
A Concept of Welfare Based on Feelings
Ian J. H. Duncan
Meeting Physical Needs: Environmental Management for Well-Being
Ted H. Friend
Principles for Handling Grazing Animals
Temple Grandin
Principles for the Design of Handling Facilities and Transport Systems
Temple Grandin
Personnel Management in Agricultural Systems
Grahame Coleman
II. Practical Applications
Production Practices and Well-Being: Beef Cattle
Joseph M. Stookey
Jon M. Watts
Animal Well-Being in the U.S. Dairy Industry
Franklyn B. Garry
Production Practices and Well-Being: Swine
Timothy E. Blackwell
Maximizing Well-Being and Minimizing Pain and Suffering: Sheep
Cleon V. Kimberling
Gerilyn A. Parsons
Welfare Problems of Poultry
Ian J. H. Duncan
Rethinking Painful Management Practices
Daniel M. Weary
David Fraser
Alternatives to Conventional Livestock Production Methods
Michael C. Appleby
Robert E. Meyer
W. E. Morgan Morrow
Appendix: U.S. and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations' Positions on Food Animals 363(2)
Index 365

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