Dr. Michael Cockram contributes to knowledge about animal welfare

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Dr. Michael Cockram, Chair in Animal Welfare

Dr. Michael Cockram, Chair in Animal Welfare at UPEI, is contributing his knowledge and expertise to three important textbooks about animal welfare. In a chapter in Animal Welfare, 3rd Edition, Dr. Cockram and co-author Barry Hughes discuss relationships between health and disease and animal welfare. Edited by Michael Appleby, Anna Olsson, and Franciso Galindo, and published by CABI, this best-selling book provides a broad introduction to key topics on the welfare of animals.

In Ensuring safety and quality in the production of beef, Vol. 2, Dr. Cockram wrote a chapter entitled “Understanding the effects of handling, transportation, lairage, and slaughter on cattle welfare and beef quality.” Edited by Professor Emeritus Michael Dikerman, and published by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, this book has received very positive reviews. Dr. Cockram’s chapter shows how an understanding of the welfare of cattle can contribute to the quality of beef production.

Dr. Cockram is also contributing to the forthcoming fifth edition of Livestock Handling and Transport, edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin. He is updating his chapter on sheep transport, which was published in the third and fourth editions. An invaluable guide for professionals and students in animal behaviour, animal and veterinary sciences, and other related fields, this book covers scientific research on the handling and transport of cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, deer, and horses.

Anna MacDonald
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