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The biology and management of animal welfare
Ohl, Frauke, author.
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Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland, UK : Whittles Publishing, 2018.

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ix, 132 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"This book provides a concise and up-to-date review of current knowledge on the biological processes affecting animal welfare, and the implications emerging from that improved understanding of those biological principles in terms of options available to assess and manage the welfare status of individuals and populations. Biological principles are embedded within wider consideration of the ethical basis for our concern about animals and their welfare, in recognition of the fact that concern and responsibility for welfare is strongly affected by cultural and ethical norms, but the book focuses on assessment and management of welfare, drawing a clear distinction between animal welfare and animal rights."--cover
A word in advance -- Ethics and the changing attitudes towards animals and their welfare (Franck L.B. Meijboom) -- The biology of welfare -- Individual variation in self-assessment and in coping strategies -- Welfare at the group level -- Welfare status versus welfare issue: the importance of ethical considerations -- Should responsibility for animal welfare vary with context? -- Assessment of welfare status at individual or group level -- Alternatives to animal experimentation: refine, reduce and replace! (Jan van der Valk) -- Concluding remarks.
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