Stress and Animal Welfare

Stress and Animal Welfare

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Stress and Animal Welfare provides students of animal biology with a coverage of the concepts and scientific measurement of the welfare of animals. This book explains the basic biological principles of how animals actually cope with stress, and the major part of the work is devoted to explaining scientifically usable concepts in stress and welfare. A wide range of stress indicators are highlighted in detail with examples being drawn from man and other species. This information forms the basis for a synthesis of ideas presented in this text. Among the issues covered are: how physical systems are regulated by the body and brain; limits to adaptation; assessing welfare for both short-term and long-term responses; ethical problems and suggested solutions.The book explains basic biological principles for students of animal housing, husbandry, management, and experimentation. The text provides a framework and reference source for everyone involved in moral decisions about animal usage.

Title:Stress and Animal Welfare
Author:D.M. Broom, K.G. Johnson
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1993-11-30


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