An animal has good welfare if they are healthy, comfortable, and well-fed. Animals with good welfare show natural behaviors and do not experience pain, fear, or distress.
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Mellor, D.J. and Stafford, K.J. (2001). Integrating practical, regulatory and ethical strategies for enhancing farm animal welfare. Australian Veterinary Journal, 79, 762-768.
The “HEALTH” module includes three main categories: Nutrition, Veterinary Care, and Genetics. Libraries for each have been carefully curated from a variety of sources to translate the current science and assist caretakers to positively impact the welfare of dogs in their care. Together, with knowledge and effort, we can improve the welfare of dogs.