Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081012154

Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare

1st Edition

Science and Practice

Editors: Joy Mench
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081012154
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 29th November 2017
Page Count: 288
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Table of Contents

Part One: Advances in Animal Welfare Science
1 Cognitive Psychology
2 Genetics / genomics
Part Two: Transdisciplinary Research
3 Bioethics and animal welfare science
4 Animal welfare and sustainability – Environmental issues
5 Animal welfare and sustainability – Food safety
Part Three: Translating Science Into Policy and Practice
6 Doing science in the real world
7 Science into practice
8 Role of Veterinarians – Education, Policy and Politics
Part Four: Animal Welfare Standards; Are They Globally Achievable?
8 The perspective of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
9 Perspective from Australasia & the Middle East
10 Perspective from Latin America
Part Five: Emerging Issues
11 Slaughter without stunning
12 Urban agriculture


Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare fully explores developments in the key areas of agricultural animal welfare assessment and improvement. Analyzing current topical issues, as well as reviewing the historical welfare issues, the volume is a comprehensive review of the field.

Divided into five sections, the book opens in Part One by reviewing advances in animal welfare science, examining cognitive psychology, genetics and genomics. Part Two then looks at transdisciplinary research in animal welfare, with coverage of bioethics, welfare and sustainability from both environmental and food safety perspectives. Part Three explores the process of translating science into policy and practice, followed by discussion on the global achievability of welfare standards in Part Four. Finally, Part Five highlights some emerging issues in agricultural animal welfare.

This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and aquaculture.

With its expert editor and international team of contributors, Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare is a key reference tool for welfare research scientists and students, practicing vets involved in welfare assessment, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of agricultural animals.

Key Features

  • Provides in-depth reviews of emerging topics, research and applications in agricultural animal welfare
  • Provides coverage of topics important to all agricultural animals and complements the wider series, Agricultural Animal Welfare, which will provide comprehensive coverage of animal welfare of the world’s major farmed animals
  • Edited by a world leading animal welfare academic, with contributions from a writing team of both leading academics and practitioners


Animal Welfare research scientists and postgraduate students, Animal production researcher scientists, Practising vets involved in welfare assessment, NGOs interested in welfare assurance


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About the Editors

Joy Mench Editor

Joy Mench is professor and director of the Department of Animal Welfare at UC Davis. Her research specializes in poultry welfare, but the department at UC Davis has a focus on cattle, pig, poultry and laboratory animal welfare. She has published widely for the last three decades, and has a wide range of contacts in both academia and industry. She was the author, alongside Michael Appleby of Poultry Behaviour and Welfare; 2004; CABI Publishing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Animal Science and Director, Department of Animal Welfare, UC Davis, Davis, CA, USA