Welfare of production animals: assessment and management of risks (e-book)
edited by: Frans J.M. Smulders and Bo Algers
2009, 592 pages, E-book (pdf-file), Food Safety Ass. & VPH - ISSN 1871-9295, Volume 5
Price (€): 102.00 (excluding VAT)
Also available as paper version
This book, the fifth in the series 'Food Safety Assurance and Veterinary Public Health', has been conceived by a total of 33 internationally recognised experts from 11 different countries in Europe and from the USA, Canada and Australia, with backgrounds ranging from veterinary medicine, animal science, biology and microbiology to psychology, philosophy and ethics. It provides an up-to-date overview of the science of animal welfare and its assessment, of options for the assessment and management of risks for the welfare of production animals, and of the ramifications these may have for the safety of foods of animal origin.
This Volume is targeted at veterinary practitioners, official veterinarians in a control function, animal and food scientists, welfare scientists, students in animal welfare, auditing and inspection officials and risk managers at all levels of animal production.
'This book is essential reading for people involved in animal welfare assessment and regulation worldwide as it describes how the EU is moving towards animal welfare risk assessment and management. ... This book will encourage discussion internationally about the process and the authors and particularly the editors are to be congratulated on their product.'
review by Kevin Stafford, Massey University, New Zealand in Animal Welfare 2010, 19: 363-368
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