Advances in Pig Welfare: Second Edition

Irene Camerlink (Editor), EM Baxter (Editor)

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Advances in Pig Welfare, Second Edition continues its complete coverage of the field with fully updated information and analysis of current issues in the key areas of pig welfare. It is a comprehensive review covering both recent developments and persistent welfare issues. The book has been expanded with 10 new chapters addressing the most relevant and significant issues in industry with a more global perspective. The book is divided into four sections, starting with an introduction (Part 1) to major topics in pig welfare, such as pigs’ needs, including affective states and positive animal welfare. Part two provides an overview of production systems and reviews welfare hotspots and mitigation. Part three covers pig welfare management topics, such as pig-human interactions and precision livestock farming. Global perspectives on pig welfare, including economics, legislation, farmers attitudes and climate change, are covered in Part 4. Written by an international team of renowned researchers in the field, the book continues to be a useful resource for practicing vets involved in welfare assessment, welfare research scientists and students, and indeed, anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of pigs.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number of pages601
ISBN (Electronic)9780323856768
ISBN (Print)9780323915731
Publication statusPrint publication - 3 Oct 2023

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  • Pig
  • Swine
  • Welfare


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  • Pigs' needs and wants

    Baxter, EM., 6 Oct 2023, (First published) Advances in Pig Welfare, Second Edition. Camerlink, I. & Baxter, E. (eds.). 2 ed. Woodhead Publishing, p. 3-22 19 p.

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