368 pages | 18 Color Illus. | 19 B/W Illus.
Contains a selection of White Papers, commissioned to better inform the exploration of cattle welfare. These are prepared by notable experts in their field, to help provide factual context around selected topics that impact cattle welfare and production systems.
Covers all aspects of cattle use in an accessible style, making this a must have volume for anyone interested in cattle welfare or cattle medicine.
Provides an in-depth picture of the distinctive beef and dairy cattle welfare practices and issues, covering topics such as behavior, breeding and genetic manipulation, nutrition and feeding, housing and management, health and disease, and transport and slaughter.
Written by acknowledged leaders in animal science, veterinary science, philosophy and animal welfare, presenting a truly multidisciplinary perspective on cattle welfare.
The Welfare of Cattleoffers an accurate, detailed account of the ethical and welfare concerns related to the human use of cattle. There is currently no significant book dealing with the welfare of cows, animals often seen as archetypal paradigms of 'farm animals'. Covering both beef and dairy cattle, the expert authors provide in-depth information on the husbandry roots of traditional agriculture, the replacement of this system of stewardship by an industrial model, and the resulting welfare challenges associated with industrial agriculture: feedlots, highly industrialized dairies, and slaughterhouses killing huge numbers of animals who have been transported great distances. This important book explores in detail the ways in which people who are providing care for cattle can take their first step, or their next step, toward enhancing the welfare of these animals.
An extra chapter (online only) is available in the 'Downloads' tab on the left: Dairy Nutrition, by Michael Gamroth
These experts present their point of view in a nonconfrontational, nondismissive way to address laypeople's concerns about the cattle industry. It also has a wealth of references for veterinarians, students, and producers who want to learn more.
-- Courtney A Hayes, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
The Welfare of Cattle is a comprehensive textbook that can be used as a reference for welfare issues facing the cattle industry today. This book represents the culmination of constructive dialogue among cattle welfare experts, with the intention of providing readers with a basic understanding of contemporary cattle production and how issues regarding cattle welfare are evolving.
-- Erin King, DVM, Tufts University, North Grafton, Mass, in JAVMA | SEP 15, 2019 | VOL 255 | NO. 6
Foreword, Donald Klingborg
Preface and Introduction to the White Papers, Donald Klingborg
List of Authors
Part 1: White Papers
Chapter 1: Can Food Production Keep Pace with Population Growth, Changing Dietary Habits and a Desire for Higher Quality Protein? Daniel Dooley
Chapter 2: Economics of Global Cattle Industries, with Implications for On-Farm Practices, Daniel A. Sumner
Chapter 3: Dairy and Beef Sustainability: Nutrient Loss and Use Efficiency, Joe Harrison and Al Rotz
Chapter 4: Livestock and Climate Change: Facts and Fiction, Frank Mitloehner
Chapter 5: Microbial Pathogens in Extensive and Intensive Systems, Pramod Pandy and E.R. Atwill
Chapter 6: Cattle Ectoparasites in Extensive and Intensive Cattle Systems, Alec Gerry
Chapter 7: The Uses of Biotechnology to Improve Animal Welfare, Alison L. Van Eenennaam
Part 2: Concepts Relevant to both Beef and Dairy Cattle
Chapter 8: Understanding and Managing Animal Welfare in Cattle, Bernard Rollin
Chapter 9: Sense and Sensibility: Understanding How Cattle Perceive our Collective World, Lily N. Edwards-Callaway
Chapter 10: Breeding and Welfare: Genetic Manipulation of Beef and Dairy Cattle, Courtney Daigle, Andy D. Herring and Fuller W. Bazer
Chapter 11: Providing Assurance that Cattle have a Reasonably Good Life, Jennifer Walker and Marina A. G. von Keyserlingk
Chapter 12: Transportation and Slaughter of Beef and Dairy Cattle, Kurt Vogel
Chapter 13: Optimal Human Animal Interactions for Improving Cattle Handling, Temple Grandin
Chapter 14: Principles of Facility Design, Temple Grandin
Chapter 15: Pain Mitigation in Cattle, Johann F. Coetzee and Michael D. Kleinhenz
Part 3: Beef Cattle
Chapter 16: Overview of the Beef Cattle Industry and Animal Welfare Implications, Jason Ahola, John Wagner, and Terry Engle
Chapter 17: Ranching with Integrity and Intentionality, Tom Field and Paul Engler
Chapter 18: Range Beef Cow and Calf Health and Welfare, Franklyn Garry
Chapter 19: Animal Care Issues in Beef Cattle Feedlots, John Wagner
Chapter 20: Welfare Issues in Feedlot Cattle, Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein, Désirée Gellatly, Daniela Mélendez Suarez, Eugene Janzen, and Sonia Marti
Chapter 21: Sustainability, the Environment, and Animal Welfare, Shawn L.Archebeque
Part 4: Dairy Cattle
Chapter 22: To Meet the Ethical Imperative of telos in Modern Dairy Production: Societal Concern for Naturalness, Animal Welfare, and opportunities for Resolution through Science, Beth Ventura and Candace Croney
Chapter 23: Herdsmanship and Human Interaction with Dairy Cattle, Kurt Vogel
Chapter 24: Health, Disease, and Animal Welfare Perspectives for Dairy Cattle, Jerry Olson
Online Chapter (accessible in Additional Resources tab on webpage): Dairy Nutrition, Michael Gamroth
Chapter 25: Dairy Cow Welfare and Herd Turnover Rates, Donald Klingborg
Chapter 26: Calf Welfare, Munashe Chigerwe
Online Chapter (accessible in Additional Resources tab on webpage): What would an ideal intensive dairy look like? Jan Shearer and James Reynolds
Chapter 27: The Downer Cow, Noa Roman-Muniz
Chapter 28: Cow Comfort, Jesse Robbins and Alex Beck