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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title The Welfare of Pigs [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Marchant-Forde, Jeremy N.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2009
Call Number S1-S972
ISBN 9781402089091
Subjects Life sciences. ; Agriculture. ; Zoology. ; Animal Physiology. ; Neurobiology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8909-1
Collation XIV, 350 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
to the Welfare of Pigs -- The Natural Behaviour of the Pig -- Advances in the Study of Cognition, Behavioural Priorities and Emotions -- Welfare of Dry Sows -- Welfare of Pigs in the Farrowing Environment -- Housing the Fattening Pig -- Pigs and Humans -- Balance Between Porcine Disease and Welfare -- Welfare into Practice -- Welfare of Pigs During Transport and Slaughter -- Future Perspectives of the Welfare of Pigs. 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.