Management and Welfare of Farm Animals

Management and Welfare of Farm Animals

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Through successive editions, Management and Welfare of Farm Animals has gained international recognition as a classic introductory textbook for students of agriculture and veterinary science. Conceived by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), the book has always sought to promote the humane treatment of livestock within the practical business context of modern farming. Now fully revised and updated, this fifth edition remains the most comprehensive and accessible guide available. Three animal groups appear here for the first time (game birds, South American camelids, and ostriches), and a chapter on horses has also been restored. Throughout, the book offers clear advice for the humane management of all major farmed species in the primary context of large-scale food production. However, this edition also takes full account of consumer demand (and legal requirements) for alternative farming methods and enhanced welfare standards, whether in conventional agriculture or the smallest of a€˜hobby' farms. Brand new chapters reflect fresh understanding of welfare science, ethics, and the role of society in ensuring the best possible farm conditions. It remains an indispensable resource for students, and for all those seeking to promote animal welfare. Published as a part of the prestigious Wiley-Blackwell a€“ UFAW Animal Welfare series. UFAW, founded 1926, is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity. For full details of all titles available in the UFAW series, please visit UFAW Farm Handbook John Webster ... The use of these antibiotics in chicken feed has been completely prohibited in the EU since 2006, after a gradual ... either be required to leave vehicles outside the farm or use a wheel wash or even car wash installed at the farm entrance. ... automatically in case of mains electricity supply failure, it should incorporate an alarm which sounds if the auto-start fails.

Title:Management and Welfare of Farm Animals
Author:John Webster
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-11-18


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