Animal Welfare

The Welfare of Pigs

Editors: Marchant-Forde, Jeremy N. (Ed.)

  • Offers up-to-date, systematic reviews of pig welfare at different stages
  • Coverage focuses exclusively with the welfare of the pig
  • Written by 16 leading authors with experience of pig research and production in Europe and N. America
  • Summarizes the impact of livestock production on the pig, relative to its natural ecology
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The domestic pig is perceived as an animal with intelligence and character and yet, in the industrialized world, the majority of people have had little or no contact with them. Pigs are subject to a wide range of environments from the tropics to the sub-arctic, ranging from small-scale, extensive systems to large-scale intensive systems. They may spend their whole life on one farm or may be subject to long-distance transport multiple times. Not surprisingly, many aspects of their life experiences can impact their welfare.

This book brings together a team of leading pig welfare research scientists to review the natural history of the pig, the welfare of pigs at different stages of life and to indicate what the future holds in terms of pig welfare. The text is aimed at researchers and teachers working in veterinary and animal science together with those working in the pig industry and for governmental and non-governmental animal welfare organizations.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Welfare of Pigs

    Marchant-Forde, Jeremy N.

    Pages 1-12

  • The Natural Behaviour of the Pig

    D’Eath, Richard B. (et al.)

    Pages 13-45

  • Advances in the Study of Cognition, Behavioural Priorities and Emotions

    Held, Suzanne (et al.)

    Pages 47-94

  • Welfare of Dry Sows

    Marchant-Forde, Jeremy N.

    Pages 95-139

  • Welfare of Pigs in the Farrowing Environment

    Johnson, Anna K. (et al.)

    Pages 141-188

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eBook $199.00
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8908-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8024-0
  • 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 Pigs
Editors
  • Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde
Series Title
Animal Welfare
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8909-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8909-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8908-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8024-0
Series ISSN
1572-7408
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 350
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