Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare Edition 5

June 2015
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    19th June 2015
  • ISBN 9781780645636
  • Language English
  • Pages 472 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
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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. Behavior is a significant indicator of animal health and well-being, and understanding this behavior is therefore the key to good management. Covering all aspects of animal behavior, including its relation to welfare for companion animals, farm animals, and farmed fish, this book reviews development, socialization, locomotion, reproduction, and more. It takes a comprehensive approach to the subject, featuring a section of chapters addressing common abnormal behaviors and examining 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 behavior 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 featuring new photographs, this indispensable textbook provides a student-friendly guide to the major themes of animal behavior and welfare.


Section 1: Introduction to Ideas and Measurement
1 Introduction and Concepts
2 Describing, Recording and Measuring Behaviour

Section 2: Fundamental Topics
3 Learning, Cognition and Behaviour Development
4 Motivation
5 Evolution and Optimality
6 Welfare Assessment

Section 3: Organization of Behaviour
7 Behaviour Towards Predators and Social Attackers; Anti-predator Strategies
8 Feeding
9 Body Care
10 Locomotion and Space Occupied
11 Exploration
12 Spacing Behaviour
13 Rest and Sleep

Section 4: Reproductive and Social Behaviour
14 General Social Behaviour
15 Human–Domestic Animal Interactions
16 Seasonal and Reproductive Behaviour
17 Sexual Behaviour

Section 5: Early and Parturient Behaviour
18 Fetal and Parturient Behaviour
19 Maternal and Neonatal Behaviour
20 Juvenile and Play Behaviour

Section 6: Welfare Topics
21 Handling, Transport and Humane Control of Domestic Animals
22 Stunning and Slaughter
23 Welfare and Behaviour in Relation to Disease
24 Abnormal Behaviour 1: Stereotypies
25 Abnormal Behaviour 2: Self-directed and Environment-directed
26 Abnormal Behaviour 3: Addressed to Another Individual
27 Abnormal Behaviour 4: Failure of Function
28 Abnormal Behaviour 5: Anomalous Reactivity

Section 7: Welfare of Various Animals
29 The Welfare of Cattle
30 The Welfare of Sheep and Goats
31 The Welfare of Pigs
32 The Welfare of Poultry
33 The Welfare of Farmed and Pet Fish
34 The Welfare of Animals Kept for Fur Production
35 The Welfare of Horses, Other Equids and Other Draught Animals
36 The Welfare of Farmed and Pet Rabbits
37 The Welfare of Dogs
38 The Welfare of Cats
39 The Welfare of Other Pet Animals

Subject Index
Author Index

Donald M. Broom

Donald M. Broom, Emeritus Professor of Animal Welfare, Cambridge University, Department of Veterinary Medicine, has developed concepts and methods of scientific assessment of animal welfare and studied: cognitive abilities of animals, the welfare of animals in relation to housing and transport, behavior problems, attitudes to animals, sustainable livestock production and ethics of animal usage. He has published over 300 refereed papers and books including: Stress and Animal Welfare (2000 Springer), The Evolution of Morality and Religion (2003 CUP), Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare, 5th edition (2015 CABI), and Sentience and Animal Welfare (2014 CABI).

Andrew F. Fraser

Andrew F. Fraser was formerly with Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.