What is Animal Welfare?
The Professional Master’s Degree Judicial Veterinary Expertise of TECH trains veterinary law experts to prioritize animal welfare.
The concept of animal welfare includes three elements: the proper functioning of the organism, the emotional state of the animal, and the possibility of expressing some normal species-specific behaviors, also it is important to emphasize that in many cases they are complementary. The Professional Master’s Degree Judicial Veterinary Expertise delves into what the World Organization for Animal Health considers as a satisfactory state of welfare when the animal is healthy, comfortable and well fed, can express its innate behavior and does not suffer pain, fear or distress.
Also, it is key to consider the principle of the five freedoms, which is that the welfare of an animal is guaranteed when the following is fulfilled:
- The animal does not suffer from thirst, hunger or malnutrition, because it has access to drinking water and is