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Main Title The Welfare of Domestic Fowl and Other Captive Birds [electronic resource] /
Author Duncan, Ian J. H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hawkins, Penny.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2010
Call Number QL1-991
ISBN 9789048136506
Subjects Life sciences. ; Veterinary medicine. ; Animal behavior. ; Zoology. ; Animal genetics. ; Animal Physiology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XI, 298p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Captive Birds -- Human-Bird Interactions -- The Welfare Implications of Housing Captive Wild and Domesticated Birds -- Training Companion Birds -- The Welfare of Captive Birds in the Future -- Domestic Fowl -- The Physical Environment and Its Effect on Welfare -- Nutrition, Feeding and Drinking Behaviour, and Welfare -- The Impact of Disease on Welfare -- Managing Poultry: Human-Bird Interactions and Their Implications -- The Welfare and Ethical Assessment of Housing for Egg Production -- Stunning and Slaughter -- The Future of Poultry Welfare. This book describes the welfare implications of keeping wild and domesticated birds in captivity. The environmental and social requirements of various avian species are discussed and suggestions made for appropriate housing and management techniques. Particular attention is paid to human-bird interactions and their impact on the behaviour and welfare of the birds involved. Training methods for companion birds are also described. Possible future trends in keeping birds in captivity are discussed in relation to evolving laws and codes for both wild and domesticated birds and in the light of developing ethical attitudes to animals. The book will be invaluable to all those who keep birds including poultry farmers, pet owners, and managers and caretakers of birds kept in laboratories, zoos, wildlife aviaries, and rehabilitation centres. It will also be of great interest to poultry production, zoology, wildlife and veterinary students.