The Welfare of Pigs

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 sy...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Marchant-Forde, Jeremy N. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2009, 2009
Edition:1st ed. 2009
Series:Animal Welfare
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:XIV, 350 p online resource
ISBN:9781402089091