Better Handling Book
Proper handling and restraint are essential to the welfare of captive animals, allowing them to be examined, groomed, and treated in ways that contribute to their optimum quantity and quality of life.
Throughout the book, the author emphasizes that each animal is an individual and each handling environment provides its own advantages and disadvantages: handling an animal safely, humanely, and efficiently requires practical knowledge of the species normal behavior. This is explored in detail in each of the species-based chapters, which cover proper handling of domestic household and laboratory animals, as well as farm and ranch animals where safe handling aids the producer in both humane practice and greater profitability.
After reading this book, the prospective animal handler will be knowledgeable in the proper handling, restraint, and containment of domestic animals.