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Cover for Evolution and optimality.

This chapter discusses the evolution and the effects of domestication and selection on animal behaviour.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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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
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Cover for The paradoxical world of the dog.

The effect of domestication on the health, behaviour and welfare of owned and free roaming dogs are discussed.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J.; Hiby, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal experience of domestication.

This chapter discusses how societal demands can affect the domestication process and how this affects domestic animals compared with their wild counterparts. The different conceptions of domestication, domestication from a modern ethological point of view will, the animals' perception of humans and ...

Author(s)
Boivin, X.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication.

This chapter discusses heritability of behaviour, genetic versus environmental influence on behaviour, single-gene influences, effect of genes on behaviour, localizing the genes, epigenetics, evolution of behaviour, tracing the evolutionary history of behaviour, modification and ritualization,...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behaviour of cattle.

This chapter discusses the origins (domestication and breeds); social behaviour; foraging and feeding behaviour; diurnal rhythm (housing system and feed delivery and weather and access to shade); mating and sexual behaviour; parturition; care of offspring including nursing; and offspring...

Author(s)
Tucker, C. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The behaviour of sheep and goats.

This chapter discusses the origin, history of domestication and breed development, and use and economic importance; social behaviour (following and synchronous behaviour, agonistic behaviour, and social recognition); foraging and feeding behaviour (digestive physiology and rumination, browsing and...

Author(s)
Dwyer, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behaviour of dogs.

This chapter discusses the origin and domestication; social behaviour; foraging and feeding behaviour; communication (vision, olfaction, and audition); biological rhythms; sexual behaviour; behaviour at birth and parenteral care; development of behaviour; and cognition in dogs.

Author(s)
Wells, D. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behaviour of cats.

This chapter discusses the origin and domestication; effects of domestication; hunting behaviour and object play; social behaviour and communication; courtship and reproductive behaviour; dominance; ontogeny of behaviour; socialization; and ethology of cat-human relationships.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter

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