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Cover for Practical feline behaviour: understanding cat behaviour and improving welfare.

This book contains all the relevant information that a veterinary nurse or technician needs to understand and handle the behaviour and welfare of house cats, and to offer safe and practical advice to clients. This approachable and down-to-earth text describes the internal and external influences on ...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origin and evolution of the domestic cat.

This chapter presents the classification of cats based on their lineage, common name and species of cats. A brief history on African wild cats (most likely the ancestors of the domestic cat) was discussed as well as domestication of cats which probably began around 10 000 years ago in a region of...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The senses.

This chapter discussed the various sense organs in cats and its functions, important aspects of each senses such as in sight (field of vision, binocular sight, colour vision, visual focusing, movement detection, and night vision), hearing, olfaction (vomeronasal organ), and touch (whiskers, and...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feline communication.

A review on the various means of communication and sounds made by cats was presented in this chapter. Highlights of this chapter focused on the cat's vocalization such as vowel sounds which are produced by the cat opening and closing its mouth and include: the meow, sexual vocalizations, yowl, howl ...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social, feeding and predatory behaviour.

A review on the feeding, social, and predatory behaviour in domesticated and wild cats was presented in this chapter highlighting the advantages of social grouping and effects of neutering.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Kitten to cat - reproduction and the behavioural development of kittens.

In this chapter the reproductive behaviour and physiology of tom and queen cats were discussed as well as physical and behavioural development of kittens.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Learning, training and behaviour.

This chapter takes a look at some of the different theories and methods to help train cats develop their learning ability and behaviour.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for General principles of animal handling.

To equip veterinary students on the appropriate ways of handling animals the following topics are discussed in this chapter, first is on the principles of safe and responsible handling, sensory perception in animals, second, handling and physical restraint of small and large animals, and lastly,...

Author(s)
Vincent, I.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Domestication to dolly and beyond: a brief history of animal modification.

This chapter discusses the brief history of modification; varieties of modification; domestication; modification of behaviour and phenotypes; non-therapeutic modification; modification by technology; therapeutic modification; and cloning (nuclear transfer) and genetic modification of pets and...

Author(s)
Gardiner, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Working equids: the welfare of those worked to their limit.

This chapter discusses the working equids′ (horses, donkeys and mules) context; welfare consequences of working equids being pushed to their biological limits (access to food and water, shelter, management of disease and injuries, handling and management practices, behaviour, appropriate workloads...

Author(s)
Upjohn, M.; Wells, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter

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