Farm Animal Behaviour Edition 2

Characteristics for Assessment of Health and Welfare

December 2018
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  • Published
    31st December 2018
  • ISBN 9781786391391
  • Language English
  • Pages 360 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
  • Images 213 color illus
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Completely updated and revised, and with a new author team, this second edition of Farm Animal Behaviour continues to provide essential information on normal and stereotypic behaviors in a wide variety of farm animals to help in the assessment and diagnosis of their welfare.

- Comprehensive coverage of a range of farmed animals from horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs through to domesticated poultry, deer, ostrich and many other species
- Innate, learned and social behaviors are described together with activity, vision and hearing to build a picture of normal behaviors presented in a clear and consistent way for each species
- Stereotypical behaviors, injuries and disease, resulting from improper management practices, are outlined in detail
- With quality color illustrations, key information can be found readily for those in a busy clinical setting
- Key expert authors contribute their long-standing knowledge, clinical and scientific expertise

Farm Animal Behaviour, second edition, provides a comprehensive yet concise background for all students, postgraduates and practitioners in veterinary medicine, animal science welfare and ethology.

Preface to Second Edition

1. Horse (Equus caballus)
2. Swine (Sus scrofa)
3. Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
4. Cattle (Bos taurus)
5. Sheep (Ovis aries)
6. Goat (Capra hircus)

7. Hen (Gallus gallus domesticus)
8. Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)
9. Geese (Anser anser f. domesticus, Anser cygnoides f. domesticus)
10. Domestic Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) and Muscovy Ducks (Cairina moschata)

11. Deer: Fallow Deer (Dama dama) and Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)
12. Ratites: Ostrich (Struthio camelus), Rhea or Nandu (Rhea americana) and Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)


Ingvar Ekesbo

Ingvar Ekesbo as professor in Animal Hygiene at the Swedish Agricultural University's veterinary faculty, Ingvar Ekesbo, DVM, PhD, was deeply interested in research and education regarding the relationship between farm animal environment and animal health. He got deep practical experience of animal husbandry through part time clinical practice during forty years. He introduced ethology as discipline in the Swedish veterinary curriculum which led to the establishment in 1987 of a chair in ethology at his department, one of the first at any veterinary faculty. After his retirement he has been continuing research, education and consultancy. Ekesbo has been president of the International Society for Animal Hygiene, the International Society for Applied Ethology, Swedish representative in Council of Europe when the Farm Animal Welfare Convention was elaborated 1971-1976, and, member, and several years chairman, in the Council's Standing Committee for Farm Animal Welfare 1979-1998.

Stefan Gunnarsson

Stefan Gunnarsson teaches at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.