Completely revised, updated and with four new chapters on sustainability, new technologies, precision agriculture and the
future of animal welfare, the third edition of this highly successful textbook: Is edited by an outstanding world
expert on animal welfare. Emphasizes throughout the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare,
such as lameness, heat stress, body condition, and bruises during transport. Combines scientific information with
practical recommendations for use on commercial operations. Reviews practical information on livestock handling,
euthanasia, slaughter, pain relief, and assessments of abnormal behavior. Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach
remains essential reading for students and practitioners of ethology, animal and veterinary science, veterinary medicine,
as well as those working directly with farm animals and committed to improving their welfare.