Advances in Pig Welfare: Second Edition

Irene Camerlink (Editor), EM Baxter (Editor)

Research output: Book/Report/Policy Brief/Technical BriefBook


Advances in Pig Welfare, Second Edition continues its complete coverage of key areas of pig welfare assessment, management and improvement. The book covers both recent developments and reviews of historical welfare issues, with 12 new chapters addressing the most relevant and significant issues from a global perspective. Sections review the needs of pigs, including chapters on the physical environment and the social and emotional needs of the animals, key welfare issues in the pig’s lifecycle from birth to slaughter, including weaning, aggression and pig-human interactions, and emerging topics such as prenatal stress, individual differences and organic farming.

Final sections cover pig welfare and attitudes towards pig welfare amongst farmers and other stakeholders. Written by an international team of leaders 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 pages642
ISBN (Electronic)9780323856768
Publication statusPrint publication - 3 Oct 2023


  • Pig
  • Swine
  • Welfare


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  • Pigs' needs and wants

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

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