Pain evaluation and control after routine procedures in cattle

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August 2012



If animals were just an organic machine capable of transmitting only electric signals and responding instinctively to them, we should only be concerned with pain in as much as it impacts on our safety or on the animals' performance. But because evidence shows that this is not the case it seems clear that before studying pain evaluation and alleviation the basic question should be answered: why is it correct to control pain in animals? Although in most developed countries there is a strong feeling towards our moral obligation to control pain in animals, we are still far from implementing it due to cultural, practical and economic reasons. This will change and we have to use science to lead us in the more adequate path. This book addresses both ethical and scientific issues of controlling pain in farm animals. It is a very small step of a long way still to be fulfilled.


G. Stilwell took his veterinarian degree in 1986 and worked as a large animal practitioner for 15 years. He is currently lecturing Farm Animal Clinics and Bioethics at the Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária-UTL in Lisbon, but continues to do clinical work, mainly with cattle. He did his PhD on animal pain and is a ECBHM Diplomate. Author of 6 books.
EAN: 9783659215964
ISBN: 3659215961
Untertitel: Aiming to improve the welfare of farm animals. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2012
Seitenanzahl: 200 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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