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Domestic animal behaviour and welfare.

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This fifth edition book is a comprehensive guide to the behaviour and welfare of domestic animals. It provides practical information for those involved with farming, pet animals and veterinary work and reviews scientific information about the assessment of animal welfare, and the evaluation of the effects on animals of genetic selection and of different management methods and housing conditions. A...

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Chapter 14 (Page no: 143)

General social behaviour.

Most domestic animal species live socially when wild and the individuals actively associate with one another when they can do so in domesticated conditions. The social living and social behaviour associated with this are generally beneficial to individuals and promote their survival. A great variety of learning is possible in social groups, as individuals may copy the actions of others, establish cooperation or alliances because of social experiences and be able to learn more readily because of the stability that social relationships and support can bring. This chapter discusses the communication between animals; associations and social networks; leadership; social facilitation and social order in domestic animals (dogs, cats, cattle, sheep, horses, pigs and poultry).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Introduction and concepts. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 20) Describing, recording and measuring behaviour. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 31) Learning, cognition and behaviour development. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 46) Motivation. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 61) Evolution and optimality. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 68) Welfare assessment. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 85) Behaviour towards predators and social attackers; anti-predator strategies. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 90) Feeding. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 106) Body care. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 116) Locomotion and space occupied. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 122) Exploration. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 125) Spacing behaviour. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 133) Rest and sleep. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 153) Human-domestic animal interactions. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 156) Seasonal and reproductive behaviour. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 161) Sexual behaviour. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 177) Fetal and parturient behaviour. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 188) Maternal and neonatal behaviour. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 202) Juvenile and play behaviour. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 213) Handling, transport and humane control of domestic animals. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 233) Stunning and slaughter. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 237) Welfare and behaviour in relation to disease. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 246) Abnormal behaviour 1: stereotypes. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 254) Abnormal behaviour 2: self-directed and environment-directed. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 258) Abnormal behaviour 3: addressed to another individual. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 267) Abnormal behaviour 4: failure of function. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 274) Abnormal behaviour 5: anomalous reactivity. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 279) The welfare of cattle. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 293) The welfare of sheep and goats. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 297) The welfare of pigs. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 308) The welfare of poultry. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 328) The welfare of farmed and pet fish. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 335) The welfare of animals kept for fur production. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 340) The welfare of horses, other equids and other draught animals. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 344) The welfare of farmed and pet rabbits. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 37 (Page no: 347) The welfare of dogs. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 38 (Page no: 353) The welfare of cats. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.
Chapter: 39 (Page no: 358) The welfare of other pet animals. Author(s): Broom, D. M. Fraser, A. F.