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Title The welfare of pigs / edited by Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 349 pages) : illustrations
Series Animal welfare ; 7
Animal welfare (Springer) ; 7
Contents Introduction to the welfare of pigs / Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde -- The natural behaviour of the pig / Richard B. D'Eath, Simon P. Turner -- Advances in the study of cognition, behavioural priorities and emotions / Suzanne Held, Jonathan J. Cooper, Michael T. Mendl -- Welfare of dry sows / Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde -- Welfare of pigs in the farrowing environment / Anna K. Johnson, Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde -- Housing the fattening pig / Niamh E. O'Connell -- Pigs and humans / Hans A.M. Spoolder, Susanne Waiblinger -- Balance between porcine disease and welfare / Wim J.A. Boersma, Jan van der Meulen, Theo A. Niewold -- Welfare into practice / David C.J. Main -- Welfare of pigs during transport and slaughter / Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde, Ruth M. Marchant-Forde -- Future perspectives of the welfare of pigs / Don C. Lay, Jr., Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde
Summary The domestic pig is perceived as an animal with intelligence and character and yet, in the industrialized world, the majority of people have had little or no contact with them. Pigs are subject to a wide range of environments from the tropics to the sub-arctic, ranging from small-scale, extensive systems to large-scale intensive systems. They may spend their whole life on one farm or may be subject to long-distance transport multiple times. Not surprisingly, many aspects of their life experiences can impact their welfare. This book brings together a team of leading pig welfare research scientists to review the natural history of the pig, the welfare of pigs at different stages of life and to indicate what the future holds in terms of pig welfare. The text is aimed at researchers and teachers working in veterinary and animal science together with those working in the pig industry and for governmental and non-governmental animal welfare organizations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Swine.
Animal welfare.
Animal Welfare
PETS -- General.
Animal welfare.
Sciences de la vie.
Animal welfare.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Marchant-Forde, Jeremy N
ISBN 9781402089091