Dairy Cattle Welfare in Practice takes a very practical approach, first outlining what welfare is, using the Five Freedoms as a baseline before making the business case for good welfare. It demonstrates how poor welfare can lead to economic losses and using case studies to show how welfare improvements have led to increased productivity. Assessing animal welfare on the farm is also covered and practical strategies for improving welfare on the farm are provided.
This book is edited by Eva Mainau and has contributions from Deborah Temple, Pol Llonch and Xavier Manteca. Dairy farmers, stockmen, food industry personnel and agricultural students alike will find this resource beneficial and reliable.
Dairy Cattle Welfare in Practice is part of the Welfare in Practice series, also including:
Dr Eva Mainau works in the Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare group of the School of Veterinary Science of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
- What is Animal Welfare?
- How can animal welfare be assessed
- Welfare related issues to feeding
- Welfare issues related to housing
- Welfare issues related to health
- Welfare issues related to behaviour
- Welfare at milking
- Welfare at drying-off and during the dry period
- Welfare during the peripartum period
- Welfare of calves until weaning