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Advances in sheep welfare

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Ferguson, Drewe (main author), Lee, Caroline (author), Fisher, Andrew (author)
Publication Date:
Duxford, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
animal rights, animals, attitudes, communication behavior, consumers, ethical issues, farmer attitudes, information needs, international, livestock, perceptions, risk communication, social factors, technological advancement, sheep, animal husbandry, animal welfare, opinion change, community perceptions
318 pages., Available through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Patrons outside of the university system should contact the ACDC for assistance accessing text., Via University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library catalog., Advances in Sheep Welfare examines the recent advances made in sheep welfare assessment, handling and management, providing state-of-the-art coverage of the welfare needs of one of the world's most widely farmed animals. The book begins with an introduction to sheep welfare in Part One, with chapters covering biology and natural behavior, sheep production systems, and consumer and societal expectations for sheep products. Part Two goes on to highlight new advances in sheep welfare assessment, before Part Three outlines a wide range of solutions to sheep welfare challenges. The final section looks ahead to the future, considering what sheep welfare will look like in 2030 and beyond. This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.