Livestock Handling and Transport (4th Ed.)


Language: Anglais

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Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, this practical book integrates scientific research and industry literature on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, deer, and horses, in both the developed and developing world, to provide a practical guide to humane handling and minimizing animal stress. Reviewing the latest research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, this fully updated fourth edition of Livestock Handling and Transport includes new coverage of animal handling in South America, and reviews extensive new research on pig transportation in North America.

1. A Whole Systems Approach to the Evaluation of Handling and Transport of Cattle, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep, and Other Livestock

2. General Principles of Stress and Well-Being

3. Causes of Poor Welfare and Assessment of Welfare during Handling and Transport

4. Behavioural Principles of Handling Cattle and Other Grazing Animals under Extensive Conditions

5. Low Stress Restraint, Handling, and Weaning of Cattle

6. Handling Cattle Raised In Close Association with People

7. Handling Races, Corrals, and Restraint of Extensively Raised Cattle

8. Dairy Cattle Behaviour, Automation and Well-Being

9. Factors That Affect the Welfare of Cattle, Pigs, and Sheep during Transport

10. Research on Transportation and Handling of Cattle and Pigs in South America

11. Behavioural Principles of Sheep Handling

12. Design of Sheep Yards and Shearing Shed

13. Sheep Transport

14. Dogs for Guarding and Herding Livestock

15. Behavioural Principles of Pig Handling

16. Pig Transport

17. Transportation of Pigs by Trucks in North America

18. Handling and Transport of Horses

19. Deer Handling and Transport

20. Poultry Handling and Transport

21. Stress Physiology of Animals during Transport

22. Handling and Welfare of Livestock in Slaughter Plants

23. Biosecurity for Animal Health and Safety