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Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare

By: Donald M Broom(Author), Andrew F Fraser(Author)

456 pages, illustrations

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Apr 2015 | Edition: 5 | #222763 | ISBN-13: 9781780645636
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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, Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare 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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1. Introduction and Concepts
2. Describing, Recording and Measuring Behaviour
3. Experience, Learning and Behaviour Development
4. Motivation
5. Evolution and Optimality
6. Welfare Assessment
7. Behaviour Towards Predators and Social Attackers
8. Feeding
9. Body Care
10. Locomotion and Space Occupied
11. Exploration
12. Spacing Behaviour
13. Rest and Sleep
14. General Social Behaviour
15. Human-Domestic Animal Interactions
16. Seasonal and Reproductive Behaviour
17. Sexual Behaviour
18. Fetal and Parturient Behaviour
19. Maternal and Neonatal Behaviour
20. Juvenile, Play and Aging Animal Behaviour
21. Handling, Transport, Slaughter, Farm Mutilations and Humane Control
22. Welfare and Behaviour in Relation to Disease
23. Abnormal Behaviour 1: Stereotypies
24. Abnormal behaviour 2: Self-directed and Environment-directed
25. Abnormal Behaviour 3: Addressed to Another Animal
26. Abnormal Behaviour 4: Failure of Function
27. Abnormal Behaviour 5: Anomalous Reactivity
28. Welfare in relation to genetic selection and modification (new)
29. The Welfare of Sheep and Goats (new)
30. The Welfare of Cattle
31. The Welfare of Pigs
32. The Welfare of Poultry
33. The Welfare of Farmed and Pet Fishes
34. The Welfare of Animals Kept for Fur Production
35. The Welfare of Horses and other Equids
36. The Welfare of Farmed and Pet Rabbits
37. The Welfare of Dogs
38. The Welfare of Cats
39. The Welfare of Other Pets (new)

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Donald M. Broom, University of Cambridge Veterinary School, UK Andrew F. Fraser, formerly Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

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