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Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach (Cabi) Paperback – March 3, 2010
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"The book is a very practical instruction of activity not only for those studying problems of practical application of animal welfare, but especially for those who are responsible for the preparation and instruction of future professional specialists in this field, to implement effective practical programs to improve animal welfare. We can only hope that this sucessful work gets to the hands of those in the field of today ´s multicultural world." (Antonín Holub)
"This is an excellent book on applied animal welfare. The book is a good value, and can be recommended for most animal and veterinary science libraries." (Neville G. Gregory)
"Drawing on the editor's extensive experience in teaching and auditing, as well as contributions from international experts, this book provides a guide to the practical evaluation and auditing of welfare problems, emphasizing the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare."
"Overall, this book provides a valuable, single first point of reference for those seeking to assess and ensure animal welfare in the own operations, or as a starting point in the development of a welfare assurance process. Tertiary educators will find that the text also serves as a valuable accompaniment to animal welfare courses for animal science and veterinary students studying production animals." (Andrew Fisher, University of Melbourne, Australia)
About the Author
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 the 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.
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