Through successive editions, Management and Welfare of Farm Animals has gained international recognition as a classic introductory textbook for students of agriculture and veterinary science. Conceived by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), the book has always sought to promote the humane treatment of livestock within the practical business context of modern farming. Now fully revised and updated, this fifth edition remains the most comprehensive and accessible guide available. Three animal groups appear here for the first time (game birds, South American camelids, and ostriches), and a chapter on horses has also been restored. Throughout, the book offers clear advice for the humane management of all major farmed species in the primary context of large-scale food production. However, this edition also takes full account of consumer demand (and legal requirements) for alternative farming methods and enhanced welfare standards, whether in conventional agriculture or the smallest of 'hobby' farms. Brand new chapters reflect fresh understanding of welfare science, ethics, and the role of society in ensuring the best possible farm conditions. It remains an indispensable resource for students, and for all those seeking to promote animal welfare. Published as a part of the prestigious Wiley-Blackwell - UFAW Animal Welfare series. UFAW, founded 1926, is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity. For full details of all titles available in the UFAW series, please visit www.wiley.com/go/ufaw. A major update of the standard introductory textbook on farm animal husbandry and welfare. The central theme of the UFAW Farm Handbook is the welfare implications of farm animal methods. The rise in consumer demand for alternative methods and improved standards in the production of food from animals is reflected in the book. Key features: covers a range of production methods from large commercial units to small hobby farms all major farmed species are included offers practical advice on ways to assure and improve welfare of farm animals different systems are critiqued and the welfare impacts compared. New to this edition: fully revised and updated to reflect current methods and thinking more emphasis on general concepts and practice including new chapters on: promotion of welfare through good husbandry; welfare assessment and assurance on-farm; promotion of animal welfare in society new species-based chapters on: horses; camelids; pheasants; and ostriches.