Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare, 5th Edition

Author: Donald M Broom,Andrew F Fraser

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780645392

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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Humans have a natural interest in animals; through a long history of domestication, they have become tools, a food source and even friends. Behaviour is a significant indicator of animal health and well-being, and understanding this behaviour is therefore the key to good management. Covering all aspects of animal behaviour and how this relates to welfare for companion animals, farm animals and farmed fish, this book reviews development, socialisation, locomotion, reproduction and more. It takes a comprehensive approach to the subject, including a section of chapters addressing common abnormal behaviours and reviewing some animals, such as rabbits, from both a pet and farm perspective. Now in its fifth edition, Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare includes new chapters detailing the welfare of sheep, goats and exotic pets, and welfare in relation to genetic selection and modification. Animal behaviour and welfare sciences are now core topics for agriculture and veterinary students, with courses and research opportunities in this field growing world-wide. Fully updated and with new photographs, this indispensable textbook provides a student-friendly guide to the major themes of animal behaviour and welfare.
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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 Behaviour and Welfare

Author: Donald M. Broom,Andrew Ferguson Fraser

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845932870

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

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Behavior is a significant indicator of health in animals and understanding behavior is the key to good management. Animal behavior and animal welfare science are fast becoming core topics in the curricula of agriculture and veterinary students. The eagerly awaited fourth edition of Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare builds on the coverage of the previous edition Farm Animal Behaviour and Welfare fully updating it to take into account developments over the last 10 years. It is an indispensible textbook covering the major and growing areas in agricultural and veterinary science and practice.
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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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Improving Animal Welfare, 2 Edition

A Practical Approach

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780644671

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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By taking an entirely practical approach, this textbook aims to help those working with animals to apply methods for improving welfare, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical application. This book provides a guide to practical evaluation and auditing of welfare problems for farmed animals, emphasizing the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare such as lameness, or the use of electric goads. This second edition is fully updated with new literature, new, up to date coverage of pain management, and the addition of a new chapter on animal welfare in organic farming systems.
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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Author: Adam Miklosi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191045721

Category: Science

Page: 416

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This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The author presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog behaviour, demonstrating how dogs can be the subject of rigorous and productive scientific study without the need to confine them to a laboratory environment. This second, fully updated edition of Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition starts with an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of the dog, followed by a brief description of their role in human society. An evolutionary perspective is then introduced with a summary of current research into the process of domestication. The central part of the book is devoted to issues relating to the cognitive aspects of behaviour which have received particular attention in recent years from both psychologists and ethologists. The book's final chapters introduce the reader to many novel approaches to dog behaviour, set in the context of behavioural development and genetics. This second edition recognises and discusses the fact that dogs are increasingly being used as model organisms for studying aspects of human biology, such as genetic diseases and ageing. Specific attention is also given in this edition to attachment behaviour which emerges between humans and dogs, the importance of inter-specific communication in the success of dogs in human communities and the broad aspects of social cognition and how this may contribute to human-dog cooperation Directions for future research are highlighted throughout the text which also incorporates links to human and primate research by drawing on homologies and analogies in both evolution and behaviour. The book will therefore be of relevance and use to anyone with an interest in behavioural ecology including graduate students of animal behaviour and cognition, as well as a more general audience of dog enthusiasts, biologists, psychologists, veterinarians, and sociologists.
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Behaviour Problems in Small Animals

Practical Advice for the Veterinary Team

Author: Jon Bowen (BVetMed.),Sarah Heath

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027677

Category: Medical

Page: 283

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This compact, easy-access guide to behavioral problems encountered in veterinary practice offers immediate and helpful advice for today's veterinary team. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Coverage offers immediate advice to the veterinary team who are often presented with behavioral problems in their practice. Easy-to-read format includes introductions, medical differentials, underlying causes, diagnosis, action boxes, and summaries. Content refers the reader to other chapters throughout the book, so that information can be found quickly and easily. Helpful handouts, which can be photocopied, offer yet another way to further your learning experience.
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