Livestock Handling and Transport

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Temple Grandin
CABI, 2007 - Business & Economics - 386 pages
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Great changes in the livestock industry have been brought about by the introduction of different international standards for meat suppliers. This work presents the research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, and a contribution on animal welfare in developing countries.

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Effect of Customer Requirements International Standards and Marketing Structure on the Handling and Transport of Livestock and Poultry
2 General Principles of Stress and Wellbeing
3 Causes of Poor Welfare and Welfare Assessment during Handling and Transport
4 Behavioural Principles of Handling Cattle and Other Grazing Animals under Extensive Conditions
5 Lowstress Restraint Handling and Weaning of Cattle
6 Handling Cattle Raised in Close Association with People
7 Handling Facilities and Restraint of Range Cattle
8 Dairy Cattle Behaviour Facilities Handling Transport Automation and Wellbeing
13 Dogs for Herding and Guarding Livestock
14 Behavioural Principles of Pig Handling
15 Transport of Pigs
16 Handling and Transport of Horses
17 Deer Handling and Transport
18 Poultry Handling and Transport
19 Stress Physiology of Animals During Transport
20 Handling and Welfare of Livestock in Slaughter Plants

9 Cattle Transport
10 Behavioural Principles of Sheep Handling
11 Design of Sheep Yards and Shearing Sheds
12 Sheep Transport
21 Biosecurity for Animal Health and Food Safety
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About the author (2007)

Temple Grandin was born August 29, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a bestselling author, doctor and professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and leader of both the animal welfare and autism advocacy movements. Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950. She was immediately placed in a structured nursery, had speech therapy, and had a nanny spend hours playing turn-based games with her. At the age of four, she began talking and her progress continued. In 1970, Grandin received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire. She received her master's degree in animal science from Arizona State University in 1975, and in 1989, she received a Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Grandin, being a high-functioning autistic, is widely-known for her work in autism advocacy. She has been featured on major televisions programs such as the Today Show and ABC's Primetime Live. She has also been featured in Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, and the New York Times. Grandin was the subject of the Horizon documentary "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow" and was described by Oliver Sacks in the title of his narrative book: An Anthropologist on Mars. Grandin's bestselling book: Thinking in Pictures is scheduled to be released as an HBO film in 2009. Grandin's Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human have also been bestsellers. Grandin lives in Colorado, but has speaking engagements on autism and cattle handling around the world.

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