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 ‘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.
Table of Contents
Acronyms and abbreviations.
1 Husbandry and Animal Welfare (John Webster).
2 Behaviour as an Indicator of Animal Welfare (Christine Nicol).
3 Dairy Cattle (Jean Margerison).
4 Beef Cattle and Veal Calves (Bernadette Earley).
5 Sheep (Pete Goddard).
6 Pigs (Sandra Edwards).
7 Laying Hens (Graham Scott).
8 Broiler Chickens (Susan Haslam).
9 Goats (Alan Mowlem).
10 Red Deer (Alison Hanlon).
11 Horses and Donkeys (Helen (Becky) Whay).
12 Farmed Fish (Tony Wall).
13 South American Camelids (Cristian Bonacic).
14 Turkeys (Stephen Lister).
15 Ducks (Keith Gooderham).
16 Game Birds (David Welchman).
17 Ostrich (Fiona Benson).
18 Assessment, Implementation and Promotion of Farm Animal Welfare (David Main and John Webster).
John Webster is Emeritus Professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol. Author of the widely acclaimed Animal Welfare: A Cool Eye Towards Eden and Animal Welfare: Limping Towards Eden, he is the founding father of the Bristol Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science group that has gathered evidence and pioneered the arguments necessary to achieve improved welfare standards for veal calves, broiler chickens, laying hens and dairy cows.
UFAW is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity concerned with improving knowledge and understanding of animals’ needs in order to promote high standards of welfare for farm, companion, laboratory, captive wild animals and those with which we interact in the wild.