Animal health and welfare: equivalent or complementary?

@article{Nicks2014AnimalHA,
  title={Animal health and welfare: equivalent or complementary?},
  author={Brian Nicks and Michel Vandenheede},
  journal={Revue scientifique et technique},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={97-101, 91-6}
}
The concepts of 'health' and 'welfare', whether applied to humans or animals, are increasingly becoming linked. But are they really indissociable, or even synonymous? Although human health is generally defined as a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, animal health is still considered as simply the absence of disease. However, recent advances in scientific knowledge are forcing us to revise our ideas about the mental complexity of animals and to recognise their ability to… CONTINUE READING

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