Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture

Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture Author : Mette Vaarst
Release : 2004
Publisher : CABI
ISBN : 9780851998701
File Size : 64.8 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 689
Read : 661

Annotation. The rapid growth of organic farming has been among the most remarkable changes in global agriculture in recent decades. However, more attention was initially aid to the crop side of organic systems, and animals are a lower priority in formal research and the development of organic farming. But now, that has changed. There is now greater recognition of the need to understand animal health and welfare better. The purpose of this book is to further the understanding of organic animal husbandry and to demonstrate practical solutions and innovative methods, drawing mainly on research and practical experience with organic farming in Europe.

Livestock Health and Welfare

Livestock Health and Welfare Author : Roy Moss
Release : 1992-04-15
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN : 9780582060845
File Size : 77.76 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 131
Read : 1302

Describes in detail the holistic approach to the consideration of the health and welfare of the farm animal in relation to the environment in which it is kept. The health and welfare of not only the individual animal but also the herd is discussed comprehensively, beginning with a definition of the terms employed. This is followed by a full analysis of the measurements and observations which can be used to determine the health and welfare status of animals. International and national legislation and private health schemes that are intended to control the spread and eradication of animal diseases are discussed. Included also is the use and form of legislation for the improvement of animal welfare. A description of the role that the animal welfare societies play is given and the effect of different nutritional and housing regimes on animal welfare is considered. The book ends with a look into the future and assesses the effects of new breeding techniques, genetic engineering and the increase of worldwide government involvement in animal production.

Farm Animal Behaviour, 2nd Edition

Farm Animal Behaviour, 2nd Edition Author : Ingvar Ekesbo
Release : 2018-11-13
Publisher : CABI
ISBN : 1786391392
File Size : 78.67 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 493
Read : 593

Completely updated and revised, Farm Animal Behaviour 2nd Edition continues to provide essential information on normal and stereotypic behaviours in a wide variety of farm animals to help in the assessment and diagnosis of their health and welfare. Comprehensive coverage of a range of farmed animals from: horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs through to domesticated poultry, deer, ostrich and many other species. Innate, learned and social behaviours are described together with activity, vision and hearing to build a picture of normal behaviours presented in a clear and consistent way for each species. Stereotypic behaviours, injuries and disease, resulting from improper management practices, are outlined in detail. For the second edition Professor Stefan Gunnarsson joins the author team and contributes his long-standing knowledge, clinical and scientific expertise. Many new snapshot photographs in full colour throughout have been added to further illustrate behaviours as they occur. New information on normal and stereotypic behaviours is included. The explosion in new research is captured with a wealth of new references and pointers for further reading. A consistent approach to each species allows for easy comparison. Farm Animal Behaviour 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive yet concise background for all students, postgraduates and practitioners in veterinary medicine, animal science, welfare and ethology.

Animal Husbandry Regained

Animal Husbandry Regained Author : John Webster
Release : 2013
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1849714207
File Size : 63.55 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 146
Read : 1074

The farming of animals for meat and milk confronts a stark dilemma. While world demand from a growing and more affluent human population is increasing rapidly, there are strong counter-arguments that we should eat less meat and pay more attention to environmental protection, animal welfare and human health and well-being. The aim of this book is to identify and explain the causes and contributors to current problems in animal husbandry, especially those related to 'factory farming', and advance arguments that may contribute to its successful re-orientation. Husbandry is considered in its broadest sense, namely the productive and sustainable use of the land for the good of all (plants, humans and other animals). The first part of the book outlines principles and arguments necessary to engage with current problems: depletion of natural resources and destruction of environment, animal welfare, food and health, fair trade and sharing resources. These arguments are illustrated by examples and sufficient evidence to justify the argument without obscuring the message. The second part presents a series of constructive proposals for change and development in animal husbandry, both in the developed world and subsistence agriculture. These include more integrated crop and livestock farming systems, the ethics of animal welfare and environmental management, and the evolution of a new social contract whereby the rights of the people to a fair share of good, safe food and a green and pleasant land are matched by a shared responsibility to preserve these things.

Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006

Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 Author : Great Britain: Scottish Parliament
Release : 2006-07-20
Publisher : The Stationery Office
ISBN : 0105901016
File Size : 34.25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 553
Read : 580

Royal assent, 11th July 2006. An Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Animal Health Act 1981, including by making provision for preventing the spread of disease; to make provision for the welfare of animals, including the prevention of harm. Explanatory notes have been produced to assist in the understanding of this Act and will be available separately.

Improving the delivery of animal health and welfare services through the Business Reform Programme

Improving the delivery of animal health and welfare services through the Business Reform Programme Author : Great Britain: National Audit Office
Release : 2012-07-18
Publisher : The Stationery Office
ISBN : 9780102977233
File Size : 36.61 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 738
Read : 1046

Between 2005-06 and 2011-12, the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency spent £103 million (from the agreed budget of £123 million) on reforming the way it delivers animal health and welfare service. The Business Reform Programme was designed to improve the quality of the Agency's data, upgrade its ICT, standardize and automate its processes, and enable private vets to submit bovine tuberculosis tests online. It is now forecast that the Programme will be completed by 2013-14. The Programme has been strongly managed over the last few years and the Agency has made tangible progress in addressing some key challenges at the same time as achieving cost reductions, £4 million to date. In addition to reducing headcount by 119 full time members of staff, over halfway towards its final forecast of 214, new ICT is enabling staff to share data across offices, helping the Agency to generate better information on costs and performance and helping the Agency work more efficiently. Despite reducing the number of staff tracking the movement of cattle testing positive for bovine TB from 43 to 28, the number of tracings carried out in a year rose by 24 per cent. However, there have been issues with the implementation of the new ICT, and only 11 of the 497 private veterinary practices signed up to submit bovine TB test results online are currently doing so. The final stages of the reform programme are critical for securing the full benefits of the new ICT

The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare

The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare Author : John McEldowney
Release : 2013-09-05
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1134068395
File Size : 46.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 558
Read : 494

The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare draws on the research of scientists, lawyers, economists and political scientists to address the current and future regulatory problems posed by the issues of animal health and disease. Recent events such as the outbreak of mad cow disease, epidemics of foot and mouth disease, concerns about bluetongue in sheep, and the entry into the food chain of the offspring of cloned cattle, have heightened awareness of the issues of regulation in animal disease and welfare. This book critically appraises the existing regulatory institutions and guiding principles of how best to maintain animal health in the context of social change and a developing global economy. Addressing considerations of sound science, the role of risk management, and the allocation of responsibilities, it also takes up the theoretical and practical challenges which here – and elsewhere – attend the co-operation of scientists, social scientists, lawyers and policy makers. Indeed, the collaboration of scientists and social scientists in determined and regulatory contexts such as that of animal disease is an issue of ever-increasing importance. This book will be of considerable value to those with interests in this issue, as well as those concerned with the law and policy relating to animal health and welfare.

The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare

The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare Author : John McEldowney
Release : 2013-09-05
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1134068468
File Size : 82.64 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 210
Read : 908

The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare draws on the research of scientists, lawyers, economists and political scientists to address the current and future regulatory problems posed by the issues of animal health and disease. Recent events such as the outbreak of mad cow disease, epidemics of foot and mouth disease, concerns about bluetongue in sheep, and the entry into the food chain of the offspring of cloned cattle, have heightened awareness of the issues of regulation in animal disease and welfare. This book critically appraises the existing regulatory institutions and guiding principles of how best to maintain animal health in the context of social change and a developing global economy. Addressing considerations of sound science, the role of risk management, and the allocation of responsibilities, it also takes up the theoretical and practical challenges which here – and elsewhere – attend the co-operation of scientists, social scientists, lawyers and policy makers. Indeed, the collaboration of scientists and social scientists in determined and regulatory contexts such as that of animal disease is an issue of ever-increasing importance. This book will be of considerable value to those with interests in this issue, as well as those concerned with the law and policy relating to animal health and welfare.

Achieving Sustainable Production of Pig Meat Volume 3

Achieving Sustainable Production of Pig Meat Volume 3 Author : Julian Wiseman
Release : 2018-03-12
Publisher : Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science
ISBN : 9781786760968
File Size : 46.5 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 516
Read : 812

Maintaining animal health and high standards of animal welfare are seen as key to sustainable livestock production. This volume reviews the effective management of diseases affecting pigs as well as ways of defining and promoting animal welfare in pig production.

Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture

Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture Author : Wilson G. Pond
Release : 2011-11-23
Publisher : CRC Press
ISBN : 1439848424
File Size : 82.18 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 460
Read : 1093

What constitutes animal welfare? With animals being used for companionship, service, research, food, fiber, and by-products, animal welfare is a topic of great interest and importance to society. As the world’s population continues to increase, a major challenge for society is the maintenance of a strong and viable food system, which is linked to the well-being and comfort of food animals. Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture: Husbandry, Stewardship, and Sustainability in Animal Production explores the pressing issue of farm animal welfare in animal production systems in the United States and globally. A framework for open discussion on animal welfare, this multidisciplinary book brings together the perspectives of 40 highly qualified and recognized experts in their respective fields. Fourteen chapters address a range of topics that includes ethics, sociology, food safety, ecology, feed resources, biotechnology, government regulations, and sustainability, as well as animal comfort, health, and contributions to society. The book also offers a historical perspective on the growth of animal agriculture from family farms to industrial animal agriculture—and the impact this has had on society. Illustrating the diversity of viewpoints, the concept of animal welfare is defined from the perspectives of an ethicist and philosopher, a research scientist, a veterinarian, an industrialist, and an activist, as well as from the perspective of sustainability and product quality. Written primarily for students, but also highly relevant for professionals in varying fields of academia and industry, this timely book reveals important insights into animal welfare and animal agriculture. Unique in its depth, breadth, and balance, it underscores the need for dialogue on wide-ranging and often contentious issues related to animal production systems.

The Complete Textbook of Animal Health & Welfare E-Book

The Complete Textbook of Animal Health & Welfare E-Book Author : Jane Williams
Release : 2009-06-25
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN : 0702049352
File Size : 55.25 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 825
Read : 545

The Complete Textbook of Animal Health and Welfare is a core text for students in animal care, animal technology or animal science programmes, and a supplementary text for related equine, wildlife and veterinary courses. It provides an in depth text for students at Further Education (FE) levels 2 and 3, and a foundation text for students studying in Higher Education. Each chapter covers the subject in depth (level 3 FE) via diagrams, images and text, then summarises it at a foundation level (level 2 FE) to engage students of different abilities. core text for students studying animal care, animal technology or animal science supplementary text for related equine, wildlife and veterinary courses reflects all aspects covered in the animal care curriculum highly illustrated written by author with expertise in this area with many contributions from experienced educationalists and experts to ensure quality & validity covers all species

Animal and Human Health and Welfare

Animal and Human Health and Welfare Author : Lennart Nordenfelt
Release : 2006-08-14
Publisher : CABI
ISBN : 1845930606
File Size : 44.82 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 656
Read : 317

For many years scientists within human and animal science have extensively discussed the philosophy of medicine, but never have both sides communicated on their concepts of health, quality of life and welfare, with each other. This book helps clarify the difficult but central notions of health and welfare by comparing the human and animal variants of these concepts. Split into three parts this book starts by presenting a background of some of the major theories of human health and welfare, among these are the bio-statistical theory, classical theories such as Aristotle and Bentham, as well as objectivist and subjectivist contemporary theories. This is followed by a detailed discussion of theories on animal welfare and health; these include coping, feeling and preference theories. The final part of the book tests a comprehensive conceptual framework of a holistic kind, which focuses on the individual's ability to achieve it's vital goals.

Global Livestock Health Policy

Global Livestock Health Policy Author : Robert F. Kahrs
Release : 2008-05-13
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 0470344776
File Size : 40.55 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 400
Read : 1084

Global Livestock Health Policy is designed to provide an understanding of the complexities of national and subnational animal and public health policies and how those policies impact domestic livestock industries. These policies shape domestic disease control programs, international trade, and food safety efforts. This book offers public policy makers and animal health officials in government and industry a foundation on which to institute scientifically sound national and subnational animal health programs; solidify infrastructures; enhance communication between legislators, regulators, and affected parties; and expedite international agreements for safe worldwide movement of animals and animal products in a global free market economy. Organized in eight free standing chapters which include case studies, a glossary and an epilogue, this arrangement leads readers progressively through the events and decisions underlying the present US and global animal health policy status, lays out challenges facing the US and other nations, describes the components of a credible and competitive animal health infrastructure, and puts forward strategies for achieving policies that are adaptable to global and domestic dynamics while addressing the multiple issues and interests bearing on animal health, animal welfare, and food safety. The case studies contain background information and questions for group discussions. The book is intended for use by animal health officials; agribusiness leaders; commodity groups; financial institutions; legislators and their staffs; importers and exporters of animals, animal products, biologics and pharmaceuticals; leadership of the regulatory, academic and diagnostic sectors of the agricultural and veterinary communities; consumers; or anyone else interested in protection, production, processing, and distribution of animals and related products.

Welfare of production animals: assessment and management of risks

Welfare of production animals: assessment and management of risks Author : Frans J.M. Smulders
Release : 2009-09-25
Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
ISBN : 9086866905
File Size : 74.28 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 159
Read : 476

This book, the fifth in the series 'Food Safety Assurance and Veterinary Public Health', has been conceived by a total of 33 internationally recognised experts from 11 different countries in Europe and from the USA, Canada and Australia, with backgrounds ranging from veterinary medicine, animal science, biology and microbiology to psychology, philosophy and ethics. It provides an up-to-date overview of the science of animal welfare and its assessment, of options for the assessment and management of risks for the welfare of production animals, and of the ramifications these may have for the safety of foods of animal origin. This volume is targeted at veterinary practitioners, official veterinarians in a control function, animal and food scientists, welfare scientists, students in animal welfare, auditing and inspection officials and risk managers at all levels of animal production. Other publications in the Food Safety Assurance and Veterinary Public Health series are: * Volume 1. Food safety assurance in the pre-harvest phase * Volume 2. Safety assurance during food processing * Volume 3. Risk management strategies: monitoring and surveillance * Volume 4. Towards a risk-based chain control

Animal Health

Animal Health Author : David Sainsbury
Release : 1983
Publisher : Grafton Books
ISBN :
File Size : 44.72 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 731
Read : 1210

This volume explains what every farmer and student of livestock husbandry needs to know about how to maintain animals in good health to achieve maximum efficiency. Most of the fatal diseases of the past have been eliminated or kept under control with vaccines or antibiotics. Under intensive conditions animals have become affected by less obvious but nevertheless serious and often chronic infections which can have a damaging impact on productivity. Dramatic improvements in efficiency can be obtained when animals are really healthy. This can be achieved by understanding the appropriate nutrition, husbandry, housing and management that will ensure freedom from disease. The book describes the infections which now tend to cause particular problems and sets out suitable techniques for prevention and control.

Animal Health and Welfare

Animal Health and Welfare Author : Herbert Dunda
Release : 2019-06-28
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781641161503
File Size : 23.3 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 327
Read : 459

The state of health and welfare of an animal is understood from the different parameters of longevity, immunosuppression, disease, behavior, physiology and reproduction. There are various threats to animal welfare such as animal testing, blood sport, abandonment, cruelty, overpopulation, etc. Animals suffer from a wide variety of diseases, such as bacterial diseases, fungal diseases, viral diseases and genetic diseases. The field of medicine that studies all aspects of animal health and welfare is known as veterinary science. It is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of animal diseases. Different specializations exist in veterinary science such as animal physiotherapy, animal dentistry, etc. Health monitoring in livestock, maintenance of good physical and mental health of pets, control of zoonotic diseases, etc. are all within the domain of veterinary science. This book unravels the recent studies in the field of animal health and welfare. Also included is a detailed explanation of the various concepts and advancements in veterinary science. This book will serve as a reference to a broad spectrum of readers.