Welfare of Pigs: From Birth to Slaughter by Luigi Faucitano and Allan L. Schaefer  - click for bigger image

Welfare of Pigs: From Birth to Slaughter
by Luigi Faucitano and Allan L. Schaefer


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The current scientific literature contains reviews and articles on specific aspects of pig production and farm animal welfare. This book is intended to be a reference text that covers all aspects of pig production, on the basis of scientific results.

This work contains current, easy-to-understand scientific reviews on animal welfare with over 700 specific references to animal welfare. All aspects of animal welfare with respect to pigs are discussed, from genetic selection and breeding to transportation and slaughter. This work was written by scientific experts renowned for their knowledge and work in the area of pig welfare. Their common goal was to provide an in-depth review and empirical assessment of pig production concepts, knowledge and techniques in use today. Through scientific examples, the authors explain how improving animal welfare increases profitability. This work is intended for academics, researchers, students, animal welfare associations, industry and anyone who is involved in the production chain or concerned about the welfare of pigs being raised on farms.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Welfare concepts • Chapter 2. Assessment of pig welfare • Chapter 3. The welfare of pregnant and lactating sows • Chapter 4. The welfare of piglets • Chapter 5. The welfare of growing-finishing pigs • Chapter 6. The welfare of pigs during transpor • Chapter 7. Effects of preslaughter handling on stress response and meat • Chapter 8. Welfare of pigs during stunning and slaughter • Chapter 9. Breeding pigs for improved welfare • Chapter 10. Human-pig relationships • Chapter 11. The welfare of pigs: a social, ethical and scientific issue



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ISBN13: 9789086860661
Format: Hardback
Pages: 315
Language: English
Published: 2008

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