Animal Welfare

The Welfare of Farmed Ratites

Editors: Glatz, Phil, Lunam, Christine, Malecki, Irek (Eds.)

  • This is the first book that is solely devoted to an examination of the welfare of ratites
  • Reveals some of mysteries of farmed flightless birds, and discusses how they cope in a farming environment
  • State-of-the-art contents with valuable text for scientists, students, welfare groups and industry leaders
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About this book

This volume reviews, for the first time, the broad range of issues that affect the welfare of commercially farmed ratites.  Although ratites incorporate several families of flightless birds this book focuses on the most commonly farmed ratites, the ostrich, emu and rhea. The readers are taken on a journey through all sectors of the industry, which include breeding, incubation, hatching, brooding, rearing, growth, transport and processing, with an emphasis on husbandry and management protocols that can impact bird welfare and health. Also discussed is the structure and sensory innervation of the skin and digits of the birds, and the potential welfare implications of industry practices on these structures. Each chapter in this volume focuses on a particular aspect of the commercial farming of ratites with contributing authors from a broad range of disciplines.   

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Ethics of Farming Flightless Birds

    Tulloch, G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Breeder Welfare: The Past, Present and Future

    Cloete, S. W. P. (et al.)

    Pages 13-43

  • Natural Mating and Artificial Insemination

    Malecki, I. A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-63

  • Incubation and Chick Rearing

    Deeming, D. C.

    Pages 65-89

  • Ostrich Nutrition and Welfare

    Brand, T. (et al.)

    Pages 91-109

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-19297-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-19296-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26851-9
  • 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 Farmed Ratites
Editors
  • Phil Glatz
  • Christine Lunam
  • Irek Malecki
Series Title
Animal Welfare
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19297-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19297-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19296-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26851-9
Series ISSN
1572-7408
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 266
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