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Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists

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  • 2024

  • Engelsk

Fully updated revision of a classic text offering a thorough understanding of the normal behavior of domestic animals The Seventh Edition of Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists is a fully updated revision of this popular, classic text offering a thorough understanding of the normal behavior of domestic animals. Maintaining the foundation of earlier editions, chapters examine key behavior issues ranging from communication to social structure. The Seventh Edition adds enhanced coverage of behavioral genetics, animal cognition, and learning, considering new knowledge and the very latest information throughout. Each chapter covers a wide variety of farm and companion animals, including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, cattle, and goats. Major additions are chicken and donkey behavior as well as the microbiome. Each chapter covers a particular behavior subdivided by species. The information has been updated using information published in the past five years. To aid in reader comprehension and assist in self-learning, a companion website provides review questions and answers and the figures from the book in PowerPoint. Sample topics covered in Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists include: Communication patterns, perception, vocalization, visual signals, social behavior, sleep and activity patterns, and detection of emotions in othersMaternal behavior, pain- and fear-induced aggression, feeding habits, and behavioral problems (such as cribbing, offspring rejection and anxiety)Aggression and social structure, stereotypic behavior, free-ranging versus confined behavior, and maternal behavior (such as recognizing the young)Sexual behavior, development of behavior, and sleep behavior, including ultradian, circadian, annual, and other rhythmsIngestive behavior (food and water intake), hyperactivity and narcolepsy, and overall learning behavior The role of genetics, the environment, and the microbiome in behavior The Seventh Edition of Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists is an essential reference for students of animal science and veterinary students, as well as qualified veterinarians and animal scientists seeking a more thorough understanding of the principles of animal behavior.

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