Ethology of Free-ranging Domestic Animals (Developments in Animal & Veterinary Sciences)

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9780444417008: Ethology of Free-ranging Domestic Animals (Developments in Animal & Veterinary Sciences)

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In many parts of the world domestic animals spend part or all of the year under free range conditions and although man may control their lives to a large extent, their survival and productivity depends on their ability to adapt to physiological and behaviourally to the environmental conditions in which they find themselves. This is much more so than with housed animals. Most books on the behavior of domestic animals have dealt with individual facets of behavior in terms of ethograms, or with behavior common to housed and free ranging animals.

This book is concerned with the behavior of these animals in relation to their ecology and productivity. It presents a detailed review of the various factors that influence the maintenance, social, mating, maternal behavioral interactions between the animal and its environment, including man.

Whenever possible, quantitative information is given to show how different factors influence the behavior of the species in different ways. The interactions between behavior, the use of resources, and animal productivity are described. The use of free ranging animals in the management of amenity land is also considered.

The text is accompanied by numerous tables and figures to highlight specific points and contains more than 30 photographs. Stud of this book will undoubtedly enable animal scientists, ecologists and students of behavior to gain a better insight into the behavior and hence the management of free ranging domestic animals.

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