Livestock Behaviour

Livestock Behaviour : A Practical Guide

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This book for stockmen and agricultural and veterinary students concentrates on what is of practical use in livestock farming. The scientific principles are explained, followed by separate chapters describing the behaviour of cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, goats, deer, horses and dogs. Special attention is paid to birth, rearing, sexual development, reproduction and special aspects of production such as milking, intensive fattening, housing, stress and training. A realistic and practical approach is adopted to the issues of animal welfare and stress in farm animals. The book aims to show how an understanding of animal behaviour can be used not only to improve the welfare of farm animals, but also the economic return from livestock production.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0246119063
  • 9780246119063

Table of contents

Introduction; Cattle; Sheep; Goat; Deer; Horse; Pig; Hen; Dog; Handling and welfare. Appendixes : Definitions of welfare; Definitions of intensive and factory farming; Viewpoints of welfare; Approach to a practical behaviour problem; Behaviour inventories or ethograms.
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