Stereotypic Animal Behaviour Edition 2
Fundamentals and Applications to Welfare
4th September 2008
- ISBN 9781845934651
- Language English
- Pages 384 pp.
- Size 6.875" x 9.75"
This 2nd edition is a complete re-write of the 1st edition in 1993. It reflects developments in knowledge since the 1st edition and includes many new chapters and contributors. Concern over the welfare of confined animals is continuing to increase and extends not only to farm and zoo animals, but also to laboratory and companion animals. This book focuses on environmentally-induced stereotypes, rather than drug-induced or neurologically-based stereotypes and discusses why captive animals perform these stereotypes. It also examines what this behavior can tell us about animal welfare, options for prevention and cure and assesses future research directions and implications for animal welfare.
Introduction: A decade-or-more’s more progress in understanding stereotypies
Part 1: Normal Animal, Abnormal Environment?, Stereotypic oral behaviour in captive unguates: Foraging, diet and gastro-intestinal function, Locomotory stereotypies in carnivores: does pacing stem from hunting,ranging or frustrated escape? The motivational basis of caged rodents’ stereotypies
Part 2: Stereotypies as Pathologies, Perseveration and Stereotypy Systems-Level Insights from Clinical Psychology, Social deprivation and social separation: Developmental insights from primatology, The Neurobiology of Stereotypy I: Environmental Complexity, The Neurophysiology of Stereotypy II - The Role of Stress
Part 3: Treating Stereotypies, Environmental enrichment as a strategy for mitigating stereotypies in zoo animals: a literature review and meta-analysis, Veterinary and pharmacological approaches to abnormal repetitive behaviour
Part 4: In Conclusion Stereotypies in captive animals: Fundamentals and implications for animal welfare