Farm animal behaviour and welfare

Author: Andrew Ferguson Fraser,Donald M. Broom

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851991603

Category: Medical

Page: 437

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Preface Acknowledgements Introduction and methods 1. Introduction 2. Describing, recording and measuring behaviour Fundamental processes in behaviour 3. Experience, learning and behaviour development 4. Motivation 5. Evolution and optimality 6. Neuroethology 7. Hormones and pheromones Organization of behaviour in the individual animal 8. Reactivity to predators and social stimuli 9. Feeding 10. Body care 11. Locomotion and other movements 12. Exploration 13. Spacing behaviour 14. Rest and sleep Social and reproductive behaviour 15. General social behaviour 16. Association 17. Social interaction 18. Reproductive abilitation 19. Female sexual behaviour 20. Male sexual behaviour 21. Copulation Early behaviour and parental behaviour 22. Fetal behaviour 23. Partureint behaviour 24. Maternal behaviour 25. Neonatal behaviour 26. Juvenile behaviour 27. Play, practice and exercise Welfare 28. Welfare terminology and concepts 29. Welfare measurement 30. Humane control of livestock 31. Welfare and behaviour in relation to disease 32. Abnormal behaviour 1: Stereotypies 33. Abnormal behaviour 2: Self-directed and environment-directed 34. Abnormal behaviour 3: Addressed to another animal 35. Abnormal behaviour 4: Failure of function 36. Abnormal behaviour 5: Anomalous reactivity 37. Cattle welfare problems 38. Pig welfare problems 39. Poultry Welfare problems Glossary References Index
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Domestic Animal Behaviou...

Author: Broom, D.M.,Fraser, A.F.

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640536

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Behaviour is a significant indicator of health in animals and understanding behaviour is the key to good management. Animal behaviour and animal welfare science are fast becoming core topics in the curriclua of agriculture and veterinary students. The eagerly awaited fourth edition of Farm Animal Behaviour and Welfare builds on the coverage of the previous edition, fully updating it to take into account developments over the last 10 years. This new edition covers companion animals as well as farm animal species including farmed fish. It is an indispensible textbook covering the major and growing areas in agricultural and veterinary science and practice. There is now a 5th Edition of this book for sale.
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Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Chapter 3. How Studying Interactions Between Animal Emotions, Cognition, and Personality Can Contribute to Improve Farm Animal Welfare

Author: Alain Boissy,Hans W. Erhard

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 012805994X

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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This chapter provides an overview of the current behavioral and cognitive aspects of emotions in animals and explore the impacts of emotional experiences on the animal's adaptation to its current challenging circumstances. There is evidence that animal welfare results from the animal's perception of its environment and its background. The chapter is structured in four complementary sections. The first one addresses the nature of emotions that the animals can feel which is validated from commonalties in physiological and behavioral responses to dangers across and within species. The second section presents advanced features of the relationships between cognition and emotions originally studied in humans, which are now developed in animals to better access their affective states. The third section is devoted to the relevance of the personality concept, as resulting from both genetics and developmental experience, for assessing animal individuality in emotional behaviors and stress. The last section explores some approaches that can alleviate fear and induce positive affective states, with the potential to mitigate detrimental stress-induced effects on the welfare and health status by eliciting positive emotions in animals.
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Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Author: Temple Grandin,Mark J. Deesing

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124055087

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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Behavior is shaped by both genetics and experience--nature and nurture. This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal and veterinary science, bridging the gap between these fields. The objective is to show that principles of behavioral genetics have practical applications to agricultural and companion animals. The continuing domestication of animals is a complex process whose myriad impacts on animal behavior are commonly under-appreciated. Genetic factors play a significant role in both species-specific behaviors and behavioral differences exhibited by individuals in the same species. Leading authorities explore the impact of increased intensities of selection on domestic animal behavior. Rodents, cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, herding and guard dogs, and poultry are all included in these discussions of genetics and behavior, making this book useful to veterinarians, livestock producers, laboratory animal researchers and technicians, animal trainers and breeders, and any researcher interested in animal behavior. Includes four new chapters on dog and fox behavior, pig behavior, the effects of domestication and horse behavior Synthesizes research from behavioral genetics, animal science, and veterinary literature Broaches fields of behavior genetics and behavioral research Includes practical applications of principles discovered by behavioral genetics researchers Covers many species ranging from pigs, dogs, foxes, rodents, cattle, horses, and cats
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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128132523

Category: Science

Page: 3048

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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Second Edition, the latest update since the 2010 release, builds upon the solid foundation established in the first edition. Updated sections include Host-parasite interactions, Vertebrate social behavior, and the introduction of ‘overview essays’ that boost the book's comprehensive detail. The structure for the work is modified to accommodate a better grouping of subjects. Some chapters have been reshuffled, with section headings combined or modified. Represents a one-stop resource for scientifically reliable information on animal behavior Provides comparative approaches, including the perspective of evolutionary biologists, physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroscientists and psychologists Includes multimedia features in the online version that offer accessible tools to readers looking to deepen their understanding
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Behavior of Exotic Pets

Author: Valarie V. Tynes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813800781

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Behavior of Exotic Pets is the first book on the subject to be written by behavioral experts, all with a wealth of practical experience. The book is divided into chapters devoted to particular species or groups of species commonly kept as exotic pets. The normal behavior for each group of animals is explained, including reproduction, parenting, communication and social behavior. The animals' environmental needs based on their behavior are covered to enable owners to provide better husbandry and avoid potential behavioral problems. Descriptions of common behavioral problems are included, with practical recommendations for their treatment or management. This text is essential for any veterinary professional who would like to improve their knowledge of exotic animal behavior in order to provide enhanced treatment of their clients’ pets. It also serves as a valuable reference for animal behaviorists, veterinary students and anyone caring for these animals in captivity. Key features: Covers the full range of exotic pets, including some that aren't covered in any other texts, highlighting what is unique to each individual species. Practical consideration is given to issues like housing and handling of animals. Separate chapters on learning, welfare and behavioral pharmacology are also included, all with practical applications for those treating or caring for exotic pets.
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Behavior: A Guide For Practitioners, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,

Author: Gary Landsberg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323297307

Category: Medical

Page: 289

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This issue acts as a guide to behavior in dogs and cats for practitioners. Topics include: genetics and behavior of cats and dogs, the effects of stress on small animal health and behavior, canine agression towards family members or visitors, common sense small animal behaviour modification, small animal behavior triage, abnormal reptitive behaviors, feline agression towards family members, cat fights, and more.
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The Welfare of Laboratory Animals

Author: Eila Kaliste

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402022708

Category: Medical

Page: 345

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Animal welfare is attracting increasing interest worldwide, but particularly from those in developed countries, who now have the knowledge and resources to be able to offer the b est management systems for their farm animals, as well as potentially being able to offer plentiful resources for companion, zoo and laboratory animals. The increased attention given to animal welfare in the West derives la rgely from the fact that the relentless pursuit of financial reward and efficiency has lead to the development of intensive animal production systems that offend the conscience of many consumers in those countries. In devel oping countries, human survival is still a daily uncertainty, so that provision fo r animal welfare has to be balanced against human welfare. Welfare is usua lly provided for only if it supports the output of the animal, be it food, work, clothing, sport or companionship. In reality there are resources for all if they are properly husbanded in both developing and developed countries. The inequitable division of the world’s riches creates physical and psychological poverty for humans and animals alike in all sectors of the world. Liv estock are the world’s biggest land user (FAO, 2002) and the population, particularly of monogastric animals, is increasing rapidly to meet the need of an expanding human population. Populations of animals managed by humans are therefore increasing worldwide, so there is the tendency to allocate fewer resources to each one.
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