Equine Welfare. UFAW Animal Welfare

  • ID: 2222720
  • Book
  • 504 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Equine Welfare is a clear, dispassionate exploration of ethical and welfare concerns about human use of horses. Co–edited by a veterinary surgeon and a philosopher, and written by a similarly varied and distinguished team of contributors, the book addresses controversial and emotive issues surrounding these iconic creatures, providing a reliable source of information to support informed debate.

Part 1 examines the fundamental nature of the horse, and the ethical basis for our concern with equine welfare. After a historical survey of equine–human interactions, there are individual chapters on health and disease, medicine, nutritional requirements, and a horse’s psychological and social needs. Part 2 goes on to examine welfare issues in specific contexts of horse use (and abuse), including racing, hunting, eventing, load–carrying, and scientific research.

Highly accessible and thought–provoking, this book will engage all those with an interest in horses and the enduring equine–human relationship.

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Part I Respecting the Horse′s Needs and Nature.

1 Equine Welfare and Ethics (Bernard Rollin).

2 A Historical Survey of Human–Equine Interactions (David W. Ramey).

3 Equine Health and Disease – General Welfare Aspects (D. Paul Lunn and C. Wayne McIlwraith).

4 Nutritional Management of the Horse (Joe D. Pagan).

5 Equine Psychological Needs and Quality of Life (M. Kiley–Worthington).

6 Spirit and Wellness in the Horse (Andrew F. Fraser).

7 Pain and its Management in Horses (Laurie Goodrich and Khursheed Mama).

8 Euthanasia as an Equine Welfare Tool (Jay G. Merriam).

9 Equine Welfare and Integrative Veterinary Medicine (Kevin K. Haussler).

10 Alternative Medicine and Equine Welfare – Challenging the Science (David W. Ramey).

Part II Human Uses and Abuses – Welfare Issues.

11 Welfare Issues in Horse Racing (Rick M. Arthur).

12 Abusive Treatment and Subsequent Policy Development within Various Breeds of Show Horses in the USA (Jim Heird).

13 The Horse as a Companion Animal (Nancy S. Loving).

14 Welfare Issues in the Rodeo Horse (Doug Corey).

15 Welfare Concerns in the Training and Competition of the Cutting, Reining, and Reined Cow Horse (Jerry B. Black and David Frisbie).

16 PMU Ranching and Equine Welfare (Nat T. Messer).

17 Welfare in the Discipline of Dressage (Midge Leitch).

18 Raising Welfare Standards for Endurance Riding (Nancy S. Loving).

19 Welfare Concerns in the Care, Training, and Competition of the Hunter–Jumper (Richard D. Mitchell).

20 Welfare of Horses, Mules, and Other Equines in US Agriculture (Josie L. Traub–Dargatz).

21 Welfare Issues with the Carriage Horse (Jay Baldwin).

22 The Horse and its Use in Research (C. Wayne McIlwraith).

23 The Unwanted Horse – a Major Welfare Issue (Tom R. Lenz).

24 The Welfare of Wild Horses in the Western USA (Albert J. Kane).

25 Welfare Issues in the Event Horse (Kent Allen).


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C. Wayne McIlwraith
Bernard E. Rollin
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