Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists. 6th Edition

  • ID: 4335684
  • Book
  • 448 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists, Sixth Edition is a fully updated revision of this popular, classic text offering a thorough understanding of the normal behavior of domestic animals. Maintaining the foundation of earlier editions, chapters examine key behavior issues ranging from communication to social structure. The Sixth Edition adds enhanced coverage of behavioral genetics, animal cognition, and learning, considering new knowledge and the very latest information throughout.

Each chapter covers a wide variety of farm and companion animals, including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, cattle, and goats. A companion website provides review questions and answers and the figures from the book in PowerPoint. Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists is an essential reference for students of animal science and veterinary students, as well as qualified veterinarians and animal scientists seeking a more thorough understanding of the principles of animal behavior.

Key features

  • Provides a complete understanding of the normal behavior of domestic animals
  • Covers dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, cattle, and goats
  • Describes all key aspects of animal behavior, with images to support the concepts
  • Revised and updated to cover the latest thinking, with enhanced coverage of behavioral genetics, animal cognition, and learning
  • Includes access to a companion website with review questions and answers and the figures from the book in PowerPoint
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Acknowledgments ix

About the Author xi

1 Communication 1

2 Aggression and Social Structure 25

3 Biological Rhythms and Sleep and Stereotypic Behavior 51

4 Sexual Behavior 83

5 Maternal Behavior 127

6 Development of Behavior 163

7 Learning 191

8 Ingestive Behavior: Food and Water Intake 221

9 Behavioral Genetics 253

References 277

Index

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Katherine A. Houpt
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