The book explains basic biological principles for students of animal housing, husbandry, management, and experimentation. The text provides a framework and reference source for everyone involved in moral decisions about animal usage.
Table of Contents
Preface. Approaching questions of stress and welfare. Systems regulating body and brain. Limits to adaptation. Stress and strain, welfare and suffering. Assessing welfare: short-term responses. Assessing welfare: long-term responses. Preference studies and welfare. Ethical problems concerning welfare. Solutions and conclusions. Glossary. References. Index.