Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior: An Introductory Text
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.
Extensively illustrated with many practical examples and over 150 photos and figures, the book will be essential reading for animal science and veterinary students.
2 Interaction of Heredity and Environment
3 Behavior Genetics
4 Early Experience and Behavioral Development
6 Biological Rhythms
7 Mating Systems and Reproduction
8 Male Sexual Behavior
12 Agonistic Behavior
13 Social Organization
14 Personal Space and Social Dynamics
15 HumanAnimal Interactions
16 Animal Handling and Movement
17 Atypical Behavior and Behavioral Therapy
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