Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare, 5th Edition

Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare, 5th Edition

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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.Hence, demand for these particular kinds of fish is much more elastic and subject to fluctuations according to the public perception of ... is perceived to be associated with bad effects on human health, animal welfare or the environment, sales can slump dramatically. ... Goldfish, Carassius auratus, and carp such as the koi and common carp have been kept as ornamental animals for at least 3000 years.

Title:Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare, 5th Edition
Author:Donald M Broom, Andrew F Fraser
Publisher:CABI - 2015-05-07


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