Improving Animal Welfare

A Practical Approach

Edited by Temple Grandin.


By taking an entirely practical approach, this textbook aims to help those working with animals to apply methods for improving welfare, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical application. This book provides a guide to practical evaluation and auditing of welfare problems for farmed animals, emphasizing the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare such as lameness, or the use of electric goads. This second edition is fully updated with new literature, new, up to date coverage of pain management, and the addition of a new chapter on animal welfare in organic farming systems.

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Foreign rights areavailable for print editions. We will positively consider translations of abridged versions of the book.


'This book should be a must read for agricultural and veterinary students and a reference book for those policy making to guide us in the simple things that can make such a big difference to the quality of life of our production animals'. Sarah Wolfensohn- Veterinary record

'A well-presented book offering 17 chapters devoted to improving animal welfare- what's not to like about that? It covers the basic concept of welfare and the important need for objective measures of animals' welfare and puts this in the social and ethical context. But it offers much more than just theory: this is a very practical book offering guidance on how to improve handling and how to improve techniques for routine procedures that are painful.' Sarah Wolfensohn-Veterinary record

'It is excellent for students, husbandry staff, and stock-keepers to learn the basics of animal husbandry and to raise awareness of the animals' behavioural needs and how to address them. Each chapter has defined learning objectives and quick access information boxes, which are very useful, and there are many supporting references cited for each chapter.' Sarah Wolfensohn-Veterinary Record

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: July 2015
  • English
  • 9781780644684 / 178064468X
  • United Kingdom
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 39.99 GBP
  • Pages: 376
  • CAB International
  • Readership: Professional and Scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: 2