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Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach

Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach



Grandin is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin's work includes design 

of animal handling systems, research on livestock behaviour, and auditing animal welfare. She has visited 

26 countries and has served on the OIE animal welfare ad hoc committee for slaughter. Her previous live-

stock books are: Livestock Handling and Transport, Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals and 

Humane Livestock Handling. Her popular press books on animal behaviour have been both U.S. and inter-'

national bestsellers. Throughout her career, Dr. Grandin has worked to combine scientific research results 

with practical application in the field. In the North America half, the cattle are handled in equipment she 

designed for meat plants. She has received awards for her work on animal welfare from both the livestock 

industry and animal welfare NGO's. She has swards from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty 

to Animals, The American Meat Institute, American Society for Animal Science and the Humane Society 

of the U.S.



Main Description

By taking an entirely practical approach, this textbook aims to help those working with animals to 
apply methods for improving welfare, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical 
application. This book provides a guide to practical evaluation and auditing of welfare problems 
for farmed animals, emphasizing the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare 
such as lameness, or the use of electric goads. This second edition is fully updated with new literature, 
new, up to date coverage of pain management, and the addition of a new chapter on animal welfare 
in organic farming systems.

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