Social Behaviour in Farm Animals
*Animal welfare/behavior issues are becoming increasingly important
*Combines theoretical and practical details about the social behavior of our most common farm species
*Written by leading experts from around the world
An understanding of social behavior is increasingly necessary in farm animal husbandry as more animals are housed in groups rather than in individual stalls or pens. There may be economic or welfare reasons for such housing. This book is the first to specifically address this important subject. The chapters fall into three broad subject areas: concepts in social behavior, species specific chapters and current issues. Authors include leading experts from Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.