Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals, 2e
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Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals, 2e

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Behavior is shaped by both genetics and experience--nature and nurture. This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal and veterinary science, bridging the gap between these fields. The objective is to show that principles of behavioral genetics have practical applications to agricultural and companion animals. The continuing domestication of animals is a complex process whose myriad impacts on animal behavior are commonly under-appreciated. Genetic factors play a significant role in both species-specific behaviors and behavioral differences exhibited by individuals in the same species. Leading authorities explore the impact of increased intensities of selection on domestic animal behavior. Rodents, cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, herding and guard dogs, and poultry are all included in these discussions of genetics and behavior, making this book useful to veterinarians, livestock producers, laboratory animal researchers and technicians, animal trainers and breeders, and any researcher interested in animal behavior.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 793.78g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0123945860
  • 9780123945860
  • 1,545,017

Table of contents

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals, 2e Temple Grandin, editor Chapter 1. Behavioral Genetics and Animal Science Temple Grandin & Mark Deesing Chapter 2. Behavioral Genetics and the Process of Animal Domestication Per Jensen Chapter 3. Fear and Fearfulness in Determining Behavior Alain Boissy Chapter 4. Genetics and Behavior during Handling, Restraint and Herding Temple Grandin & Mark Deesing Chapter 5. Maternal and Reproductive Behavior of Livestock Peter Chenoweth Chapter 6. Differences in the Behavior of Dog Breeds Kathryn Lord, Raymond Coppinger, and Lorna Coppinger Chapter 7. Genetic Effects on Horse Behavior Temple Grandin & Mark Deesing Chapter 8. Improving the Adaptability of Animals by Selection J.M. Faure & A.D. Mills Chapter 9. Genetics and the Behavior of Chickens: Welfare and Productivity William Muir & Heng wei Cheng Chapter 10. Continuation of the Russian Fox Experiments Anna V. Kukekova, Lyudmila N. Trut, Gregory M. Acland, & K. Gordon Lark Chapter 11. Behavior Genetics Important for Pig Welfare Lotta Rydhmer & Laurianne Canerio Chapter 12: Genetics and Animal Welfare Temple Grandin & Mark Deesing
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"This book investigates the influence of domestication, genetics, and environment in the development of an animal's behavior.This book will be of interest and value to students studying animal or veterinary sciences, especially those unfamiliar with the differences in animal behaviors among various species."-- Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, September 15, 2013
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"This book investigates the influence of domestication, genetics, and environment in the development of an animal's behavior...This book will be of interest and value to students studying animal or veterinary sciences, especially those unfamiliar with the differences in animal behaviors among various species."--Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, September 15, 2013
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