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Physiology and Behaviour of Animal Suffering
by Dr. Neville G Gregory, Royal Veterinary College, London UK

Paperback: 280 pages illustrations
Published by Blackwell Science United Kingdom


Suffering is a state of mind that is difficult to measure and analyse in human beings and considerably more so in animals. It is related to the environment in which we live and our physical and mental states. Understanding the physiology of suffering in animals is crucial in assessing animal welfare. Written by an expert in applied welfare aspects of physiology, this book is the first to address the physiological aspects of suffering in animals. It explores the different causes of suffering - physical discomfort, thirst and hunger, the responses in the body that lead to suffering and it offers insight into how suffering can be managed. This is the second book in a major, excellent new animal welfare series from UFAW. The book draws together information that is scattered across the literature. Written for both specialist and non-specialist readers.
Veterinarians, Farm Managers, animal care charities and agencies, Pet and Captive Wild Animal owners, Zoologists, Physiologists, Animal rights and Animal Welfare group activists and NGO / Government specialist farming and pet legislation advisors.

Species included (keywords): pig,pigs,hog,hogs,sow,swine,cow,cows,cattle,horse, ewe,sheep,dog,cat,dogs,cats,ducks,turkeys,poultry, chickens

Food animal issues covered include: aggression, bullying, castration, space restriction, farrowing, lameness, heat stress, osteochondrosis, pain, restraint, stunning, vices e.g. tail biting in hogs, tail docking of swine, teeth clipping in pigs, transport, stomach and duodenum ulcers, early weaning of farm animals, handling, cold stress, disease, injuries.

Poultry issues covered include: Aggression, fear, frustration, farm fires, beak trimming, cannibalism, gapes, heat stress, intensive stocking densities and battery housing, declawing, dehydration, dubbing, emaciation, transport and killing techniques.

Feline stresses covered include: Aggression, anxiety, fear, blindness, declawing, hallucinations, heat stress, travel sickness, smells, pain, social separation and weaning, stereotyped behavior, vices and bad habits, euthanasia.