Stress and Animal Welfare provides students of animal biology with a fresh, integrated coverage of the concepts and scientific measurement of the welfare of animals. This book is the first to explain the basic biological principles of how animals actually cope with stress, and the major part of the work is devoted to explaining scientifically usable concepts in stress and welfare. A wide range of stress indicators are highlighted in detail with examples being drawn from man and other species. This information forms the basis for a synthesis of now ideas presented here for the first time. Among the issues covered are: *how physical systems are regulated by the body and brain; *limits to adaptation *assessing welfare for both short-term and long-term responses; *ethical problems and suggested solutionsProper assessment of animal welfare is essential so that informed decisions can be taken about what is morality acceptable in terms of practice and in the development of more effective legislation. This text encapsulates a very wide body of literature on scientific aspects of animal welfare, and will prove a valuable asset for students and teachers of animal biology.
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Number of pages: 211
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 12 mm
Edition: 1994 ed.
`This is a highly topical and useful volume ... distinctly relevant to training of individuals who work with animals. I recommend it.'
`Broom and Johnson have produced an interesting and stimulating book. It clearly and concisely covers the basic background knowledge of stress and animal welfare ... This is a book which should be read by all who have an interest in animal welfare.'
The Veterinary Record
`A suitable purchase for veterinary students ... the later chapters provide an interesting and scholarly account of recent physiological and behavioural research relevant to animal welfare, that in itself is very rewarding.'
Alternatives to Laboratory Animals
`An extremely useful book, one that is likely to benefit a wide range of people interested in the scientific approach to animal welfare ... it will become essential for anyone, student or otherwise, wanting to discover what the scientific study of animal welfare is all about.'
`Those seeking the latest views on stress in relation to the welfare of domestic animals will welcome this excellent account.'
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