The Welfare of Pigs

  • Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde

Part of the Animal Welfare book series (AWNS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde
    Pages 1-12
  3. Richard B. D’Eath, Simon P. Turner
    Pages 13-45
  4. Suzanne Held, Jonathan J. Cooper, Michael T. Mendl
    Pages 47-94
  5. Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde
    Pages 95-139
  6. Anna K. Johnson, Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde
    Pages 141-188
  7. Niamh E. O’Connell
    Pages 189-210
  8. Hans A. M. Spoolder, Susanne Waiblinger
    Pages 211-236
  9. Wim J. A. Boersma, Jan van der Meulen, Theo A. Niewold
    Pages 237-285
  10. David C. J. Main
    Pages 287-299
  11. Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde, Ruth M. Marchant-Forde
    Pages 301-330
  12. Jr. Don C. Lay, Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde
    Pages 331-342
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 343-349

About this book

Introduction

The domestic pig is perceived as an animal with intelligence and character and yet, in the industrialized world, the majority of people have had little or no contact with them. Pigs are subject to a wide range of environments from the tropics to the sub-arctic, ranging from small-scale, extensive systems to large-scale intensive systems. They may spend their whole life on one farm or may be subject to long-distance transport multiple times. Not surprisingly, many aspects of their life experiences can impact their welfare.

This book brings together a team of leading pig welfare research scientists to review the natural history of the pig, the welfare of pigs at different stages of life and to indicate what the future holds in terms of pig welfare. The text is aimed at researchers and teachers working in veterinary and animal science together with those working in the pig industry and for governmental and non-governmental animal welfare organizations.

Keywords

Pigs arctic behavior environment iron transport tropics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde
    • 1
  1. 1.United States Department of AgricultureAgricultural Research ServiceWest Lafayette IN 47907USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8909-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8908-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8909-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-7408
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