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Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior


By: Edward O Price

332 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Sep 2008 | #174877 | ISBN-13: 9781845933982
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In order to understand and manage animals in their natural or captive environments we must first understand why animals do what they do and recognize limitations in their ability to adapt to different environments. Drawing on the author's considerable experience in both teaching and research, this introductory-level textbook describes the basic principles underlying animal behavior and how those concepts can be used in managing the care of domestic and captive wild animals, covering four key themes: development of behavior, biological rhythms, social behavior and behavioral aspects of animal management.


1. Interaction of Heredity and Environment 2. Behavior Genetics 3. Early Experience 4. Learning 5. Biological Rhythms 6. Mating Systems and Reproduction 7. Male Sexual Behavior 8. Female Sexual Behavior 9. Maternal Behavior 10. Communication 11. Agonistic Behavior 12. Social Organization 13. Personal Space and Social Dynamics 14. Human-Animal Interactions 15. Animal Handling and Movement 16. Atypical Behavior and Behavioral Therapy

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