The aim of this reference book is to enable the reader to identify quickly different types of domestic animal behaviour, covering all the common species, dogs, cats, horses, pigs, cattle, sheep and goats. It presents problem-solving information, and the basic science underpinning it. This edition recognizes recent scientific advances, particularly in communication, perception and cognition, and in clinical behaviour. The author gives full consideration to the effects of domestication on each species and the book is organised by common types of behaviour for each animal throughout its lifecycle, including the physiological basis and development for different types of behaviour. Problem situations and abnormal behaviour for each animal species are also covered, together with recommended treatments.
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This popular quick reference is back with the latest updated information available. True to earlier adoptions, Houpt maintains organization by common types of behavior and addresses advances in communication, perception, cognition and clinical behavior. Key to the fourth edition is advancements in the use of psychotropic drugs and the role of underlying disease in some behavior problems. Also new to this edition are discussions of progress and research in understanding equine and production animal behavior, and the relationship between behavior and animal welfare.
The text provides:
· Physiological basis and development for each type of behavior;
· Normal and aberrant manifestations in each domestic animal species, including horses and farm animals;
· Treatments for problem situations;
· Consideration of the effects of domestication on each species.
This text is intended for animal science and veterinary students and includes a glossary of medical terms, illustrations of anatomy and behavior, and over 1500 classical and contemporary referencesAbout the Author:
Katherine A. Houpt received her PhD and VMD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Houpt is professor of physiology and director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also a diplomate and former president of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
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Book Description Iowa State Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0813810620
Book Description Iowa State Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0813810620