Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior: An Introductory Text

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CABI, 2008 - Medical - 332 pages
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.
 

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Interaction of Heredity and Environment
12
3 Behavior Genetics
18
4 Early Experience and Behavioral Development
33
5 Learning
47
6 Biological Rhythms
69
7 Mating Systems and Reproduction
83
8 Male Sexual Behavior
105
11 Communication
165
12 Agonistic Behavior
186
13 Social Organization
202
14 Personal Space and Social Dynamics
220
15 HumanAnimal Interactions
227
16 Animal Handling and Movement
247
17 Atypical Behavior and Behavioral Therapy
272
References
287

9 Female Sexual Behavior
126
10 Maternal and Neonatal Behavior
143

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Dr. Edward O. Priceis Professor Emeritus in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis.

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