Efficient Livestock Handling

Efficient Livestock Handling : The Practical Application of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Science

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Efficient Livestock Handling: The Practical Application of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Science brings together the science-based disciplines of animal behavior and welfare to discuss how knowledge of one area (behavior) can be used to promote the other. Emphasis is on cattle and horses, but swine, sheep, and goats are also covered.

Three major areas are included and integrated into a practical approach to working with the various species. Basic behavior as it applies to handling is discussed, with differences noted between species. The connections of behavior and handling are covered, and practical applications discussed, both with a liberal use of pictures and videos to bring the concepts to life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 390g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012418670X
  • 9780124186705

Table of contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Historical Perspectives of Livestock Handling

Chapter 2 - Behavior as It Relates to Handling

Chapter 3 - Genetics, Environments, and Hormones

Chapter 4 - Learning

Chapter 5 - Horse Handling: Practical Applications of Science

Chapter 6 - Dairy Cattle Handling: Practical Applications of Science

Chapter 7 - Beef Cattle Handling: Practical Applications of Science

Chapter 8 - Swine Handling: Practical Applications of Science

Chapter 9 - Sheep and Goat Handling: Practical Applications of Science
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Review Text

"The horse and dairy chapters are most useful with good examples and excellent graphics." -- Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Efficient Livestock Handling
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Review quote

"In summary, I feel that the objectives of the book were extremely worthy; and I am sincerely disappointed that it did not entirely achieve its goals. As a consequence of its various deficiencies, I think that naive readers of this text would experience some confusion and thus not be ready to move forward in evidence-based efficient livestock handling." --Animal Welfare 2017, 26

"The horse and dairy chapters are most useful with good examples and excellent graphics." --Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Efficient Livestock Handling
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About Don Hoglund

Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA Recognized internationally, Dr. Beaver has given more than 250 presentations, authored more than 175 articles and 9 books on animal welfare and behavior. She has been president of the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, American College of Animal Welfare, and American Veterinary Medical Association and served on special advisory committees for USDHEW, National Research Council, PEW National Veterinary Education Program, and ILAR. Honors include Distinguished Practitioner-National Academies of Practice, AVMA Animal Welfare Award, Friskies PetCare Award, Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award, Legend in Veterinary Medicine (1 of 12), and an honorary DSc degree. Dr. Beaver also co-authored Efficient Livestock Handling: The Practical Application of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Science (2015) and was a section editor for the highly respected Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (which won the PROSE Award and CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title), both published by Elsevier/Academic Press.
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