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The Ethology of Domestic Animals
An Introductory Text

Edited by Professor Per Jensen
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Published by CABI Publishing 2002 Reprinted 2003
Paperback 240 pages
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PART A: Basic Elements of Animal Behaviour:
  • The study of animal behaviour and its applications - Per Jensen
  • Behavioural genetics, evolution and domestication - Per Jensen
  • Physiology, motivation and the organization of behaviour - Frederick Toates, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • Learning and cognition - Björn Forkman, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark
  • Social and reproductive behaviour - Daniel M Weary, and David Fraser, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Behavioural disturbances, stress and welfare - Linda Keeling Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden and Per Jensen

    PART B: Species-specific behaviour of important domestic animals:

  • Behaviour of fowl and other domesticated birds - Linda Keeling
  • Behaviour of horses - Sue M McDonnell, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Behaviour of cattle - Stephen J G Hall, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Behaviour of sheep and goats - S Mark Rutter, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, UK
  • Behaviour of pigs - Per Jensen
  • Behaviour of dogs and cats - Bjarne O Braastad and Morten Bakken, Agricultural University of Norway, Norway
  • Behaviour of rabbits and rodents - David B Morton, University of Birmingham, UK




    Covers behaviour, genetics of behavior, behavioural physiology, motivation of behavior, social and reproductive behaviour.

    Separate chapters on the behaviour of each farm animal species, pet dogs and cats, laboratory or pet rabbits and rodents.

    Multi-author compendium. Expert contributing authors from the UK, USA, Canada and Scandinavia. The publishers launched this textbook to fill a gap in the market for a concise, introductory text on applied behaviour, welfare and the physiological basis of behavior.

    Undergraduate students of animal and veterinary science, zoology, psychology. Farm Livestock managers. Government agriculture department officers and NGOs working with welfare of livestock, pets or poultry.

    Publisher's synopsis: 
    This book provides a basic, introductory text on the behaviour of domestic animals, a subject that is now taught to a wide range of students of veterinary medicine, animal science and biology. It also provides an overview of the subject for practising veterinarians and advisers.

    A comprehensive, concise and authoritative guide to practically important behaviour patterns of the pig, cow, horse, ewe, goat, dog, cat, rabbit, mouse, rat, chicken and other birds.

    Each chapter has a list of references and further reading for those who hunger for more detailed information on the topics covered. There is also a very helpful index to the entire book.

    The first section of the book is a useful guide to the areas of interest which are adjacent to and impact on the pure science of ethology itself. In practical animal management terms, applied behavior (ethology) cannot be separated from the scientific study of cognition (reasoning and intelligence), physiology, genetics, learning, training, stress and welfare.

    M. J. Meredith        


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