The Welfare of Laboratory Animals

  • Eila Kaliste

Part of the Animal Welfare book series (AWNS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Principles for Maintenance and Use of Laboratory Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dorte Bratbo Sørensen
      Pages 3-14
    3. Axel Kornerup Hansen, Vera Baumans
      Pages 37-50
    4. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Jan H. Strubbe
      Pages 51-80
  3. The Welfare of Different Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Vera Baumans
      Pages 119-152
    3. Eila Kaliste, Satu Mering
      Pages 153-180
    4. Norbert Sachser, Christine Künzl, Sylvia Kaiser
      Pages 181-209
    5. Lena Lidfors, Therese Edström, Lennart Lindberg
      Pages 211-243
    6. Robert Hubrecht, Anthony C. Buckwell
      Pages 245-273
    7. Peter Bollen, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga
      Pages 275-289
    8. Jann Hau, Steven J. Schapiro
      Pages 291-314
    9. Augusto Vitale, Francesca Cirulli, Francesca Capone, Enrico Alleva
      Pages 315-338
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 339-345

About this book


Animal welfare is attracting increasing interest worldwide, but particularly from those in developed countries, who now have the knowledge and resources to be able to offer the b est management systems for their farm animals, as well as potentially being able to offer plentiful resources for companion, zoo and laboratory animals. The increased attention given to animal welfare in the West derives la rgely from the fact that the relentless pursuit of financial reward and efficiency has lead to the development of intensive animal production systems that offend the conscience of many consumers in those countries. In devel oping countries, human survival is still a daily uncertainty, so that provision fo r animal welfare has to be balanced against human welfare. Welfare is usua lly provided for only if it supports the output of the animal, be it food, work, clothing, sport or companionship. In reality there are resources for all if they are properly husbanded in both developing and developed countries. The inequitable division of the world’s riches creates physical and psychological poverty for humans and animals alike in all sectors of the world. Liv estock are the world’s biggest land user (FAO, 2002) and the population, particularly of monogastric animals, is increasing rapidly to meet the need of an expanding human population. Populations of animals managed by humans are therefore increasing worldwide, so there is the tendency to allocate fewer resources to each one.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eila Kaliste
    • 1
  1. 1.National Laboratory Animal CenterUniversity of KuopioFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2270-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2271-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-7408
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