Animal Welfare

The Welfare of Sheep

Editors: Dwyer, Cathy (Ed.)

  • Only text specifically to consider the welfare of the sheep
  • Detailed descriptions of the behavioural, physical and physiological adaptations of the sheep
  • Considers the welfare of the sheep from a multidisciplinary perspective, including health, behaviour, management and economics
  • Places sheep welfare in a future context
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About this book

The welfare of the sheep has received less attention than the welfare of intensively husbanded animals. However, domestic sheep may be kept under conditions that are very different from the environment in which wild sheep live, with adverse effects on their behaviour and welfare. This book, written by leading researchers from Europe and Australia, takes a multidisciplinary approach to focus on the specific welfare challenges facing the sheep.

The book begins with a discussion of current welfare thinking and how this might be relevant to sheep husbandry. The adaptations of wild sheep to diverse environments, and how their behaviour and physiology has developed to deal with these conditions is described and compared to conditions in modern sheep husbandry. The varied welfare demands of disease, nutrition and metabolism, farming systems and management practices are then discussed by specialists in those areas. The book concludes by considering the economics of improved welfare, and by describing breeding goals and new challenges and opportunities for good sheep husbandry. This book will be of interest to students and academics in animal welfare, animal production, and veterinary medicine, and those with a particular interest in or concern for sheep.

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"This contribution provides … intensive and extensive farming, and nomadic pastoralism, as well as the animal itself, including its history, evolution and ecology. Sheep have long been part of humanity … in The Welfare of Sheep reflects both the complexity and the importance of this relationship between man and animals. A superb and informative read, Dwyer and her colleagues offer students and teachers, researchers and regulators, farmers and citizens, an important and necessary resource, providing the context for whatever aspects they deem worthy of following." (M. W. Fisher, Animal Welfare, Vol. 18 (3), August, 2009)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Animal Welfare and the Sheep

    Dwyer, C.M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • Environment and the Sheep

    Dwyer, C.M.

    Pages 41-79

  • Behaviour and the Welfare of the Sheep

    Nowak, R. (et al.)

    Pages 81-134

  • Sheep Senses, Social Cognition and Capacity for Consciousness

    Kendrick, K.M.

    Pages 135-157

  • The Impact of Disease and Disease Prevention on Welfare in Sheep

    Roger, P.A.

    Pages 159-212

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eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8553-6
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8552-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7909-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Welfare of Sheep
Editors
  • Cathy Dwyer
Series Title
Animal Welfare
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8553-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8553-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8552-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7909-1
Series ISSN
1572-7408
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 366
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