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The Sciences of Animal Welfare analyses the diverse, interconnecting subjects which constitute this fascinating multidisciplinary field, whilst also considering the limitations and benefits of those subjects to the development and future of Animal Welfare Science. This book examines past, present and future practices and thinking, including the wide-ranging interests within society that influence attitudes towards animals and conversely how animal welfare scientists may influence those attitudes.Key themes of the book include:- Multi-disciplinary working and its benefits: how we can obtain fresh insights, enliven our thinking and improve animal welfare by operating widely within diverse disciplines- Questioning the fundamental assumptions we each make about animals and their functional capabilities.The authors acknowledge the field's debt to past successes in animal-based science disciplines, successes that markedly improved animal welfare long before the concept of animal welfare entered common parlance. They also recognise the problems which unexpectedly arose, and anticipate future successes.Suggesting innovative approaches to Animal Welfare Science, and written by world renowned experts, The Sciences of Animal Welfare is essential reading for anyone interested, studying or currently working in Animal Welfare Science.
David J Mellor is Professor of Animal Welfare Science, Professor of Applied Physiology and Bioethics, and Co-Director of the Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre at Massey University, New Zealand.
Emily Patterson-Kane is an Animal Welfare Scientist at the American Veterinary Medical Association in Illinois, USA.
Kevin J Stafford is Professor of Veterinary Ethology and Co-Director of the Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre at Massey University, New Zealand.
UFAW, founded 1926, is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity. This book is an excellent new edition to the UFAW series.
Table of Contents
Focus of Animal Welfare
Paths from the Past
Agricultural Sciences and Animal Welfare: Crop Production and Animal Production
Veterinary Science and Animal Welfare
Genetics, Biotechnology and Animal Breeding: Mixed Blessings
Assessment of Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare, Grading Compromise and Mitigating Suffering
Standardized Behavioural Testing in Non-Verbal Humans and Other Animals
Human Inputs and Animal Welfare
Human-Animal Interactions and Animal Welfare
Environmental Enrichment: Studying the Nature of Nurture
Social Contexts of Animal Welfare
Thinking Outside the Box
Integrated Perspectives: Sleep, Developmental Stage and Animal Welfare
The Wider Context of Animal Welfare Science
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