The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare

May 2010
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  • Published
    18th May 2010
  • ISBN 9780851997247
  • Language English
  • Pages 750 pp.
  • Size 8.875" x 10.5"

The practical focus of this authoritative, comprehensive encyclopedia promotes the understanding and improvement of animal behavior without compromising welfare. Under the editorial direction of Professor Daniel Mills, the UK’s first specialist in veterinary behavioral medicine, over 180 international experts have contributed a wealth of fully cross-referenced entries from concise definitions to detailed short essays on biological, practical, clinical and ethical aspects of behavior and welfare in domestic, exotic, companion and zoo animals.

Entries include: Abandoned Animals, Breeding, Central Nervous System, Confinement, Dominance, Environment, Feeding, Grazing Behavior, Hierarchy, Immune Systems, Laying Hen Housing, Maternal Behavior, Nursing, Operant Tests, Parental Behavior, Rearing Environment, Sexual Behavior, Slaughter, Transport, Ultrasound, Vision, Wildlife Management and the Zoo.

Daniel S. Mills

Daniel S. Mills is an RCVS, European and ASAB recognized specialist in clinical animal behavior, and was the first professor of the discipline in Europe. While his clinical and scientific work has historically focused on the disruptive effect of companion animal behavior on owners and society (problem behavior and its management) through his work as a clinical animal behaviorist, he has more recently pursued an interest in assistance dogs and animal assisted interventions through diverse collaborations. His research in this area has included the first longitudinal study of its kind (3 year follow up) examining the effect of the pet dog on families with an autistic child, the effect of reading to dogs in schools and the impact of dogs in the workplace (currently under review). Professor Mills is a well-known international speaker on companion animal behavior/welfare and the role of animals in society , with around 100 peer-reviewed full scientific research publications, over 40 books and chapters, and over a hundred ISBN indexed conference abstracts. He heads up a large interdisciplinary group at Lincoln with 11 Post Graduate Research students and 3 Post Doctoral Researchers.

Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde

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Paul D. McGreevy

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David B. Morton

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Christina J. Nicol

Christina J. Nicol is at the University of Bristol.

Clive J. C. Phillips

Prof. Phillips was the first professor in animal welfare in Australia, taking up the position at the University of Queensland in 2003. In 2010 he established the on-line journal Animals, which focuses on the welfare and ethics of animals and is now the top ranking journal in the field. He also edits a book series on Animal Welfare and Nutrition, published by Springer. He currently chairs the Queensland Government's Animal Welfare Advisory Board and previously chaired the UK's Agriculture Ministry Bovine Tuberculosis husbandry review panel.

Peter Sandøe

Peter Sandøe is with University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Ronald R. Swaisgood

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