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Description - The Well-Being of Farm Animals by G. John Benson

The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions is the first title in Blackwell Publishing Professional's groundbreaking series Issues in Animal Bioethics. This important book examines the ethical and economic importance of production animal well-being and pain management - topics of increasing concern to consumers.The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions offers veterinarians, veterinary and agriculture students, animal scientists, and food animal producers both practical methods to enhance farm animal well-being, and greater understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of those methods. With a variety of perspectives from respected experts and specialists, this book conveys new research findings and promotes valuable discourse on critical issues. Most importantly, editors Benson and Rollin provide feasible instruction to put theory into practice.The theories and applications presented in this book are likely to be legislated in the future. Therefore, it is important for veterinarians in production animal medicine to keep abreast of the latest issues in promoting animal well-being, and implement sound animal welfare methods every day. The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions provides the information veterinarians need to do both.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813804736
ISBN-10: 0813804736
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 180mm x 22mm)
Pages: 378
Imprint: Iowa State University Press
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - G. John Benson

G. John Benson, DVM, MS, is a professor and Chief of Anesthesiology in Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois, Urbana. Dr. Benson also holds joint appointments in the Department s of Veterinary Pathobiology (Comparative Medicine Division) and Veterinary Biosciences (Pharmacology Division). Bernard E. Rollin, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor and Professor of Philosophy, Physiology, and Animal Sciences , as well as University Bioethicist at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Dr. Rollin is the founder of the fields of veterinary medical ethics and is a principal architect of laws protecting laboratory animals. He addressed animal welfare as the keynote speaker at the 2003 American Dairy Science Association/American Society of Animal Science joint meeting.