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Cover for The study of animal behaviour and its applications.

This chapter provides a brief overview of the historical background and of the various fields into which ethology has branched over the decades. The field that is of most interest in this book is the application of ethology in the study of animals utilized by man.

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How to motivate farmers to implement biosecurity measures.

This chapter describes the motivation and barriers regarding the adoption of biosecurity measures based on the perception of farmers.

Author(s)
Collineau, L.; Stärk, K. D. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
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 Introduction.

This chapter discusses the concept and evolution of animal welfare attitudes and regulations.

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision livestock farming: the future of livestock welfare monitoring and management?

This chapter describes the current capacities and future prospects of precision livestock farming by considering technology that has evolved from conceptual ideas in research laboratories into systems that are operational in commercial farms both now and into the future.

Author(s)
Norton, T.; Berckmans, D.
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 Better to have lived and lost - the concept of a life worth living.

This chapter describes out the key features of the "life worth living" concept as they have been recently discussed in the academic literature. It suggests how they might be applied in farm, companion, laboratory and wild animals; considers possible ethical principles involved; ways to evaluate...

Author(s)
Yeates, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Anthropomorphism: faulty thinking or useful tool?

This chapter defines the concept of anthropomorphism in domestic and wild animals.

Author(s)
Foster, C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal ethics.

This chapter describes and discusses different views of our moral responsibilities towards animals. First, we explain the importance of reasoning about animal ethics, rather than relying on feelings and intuitions alone. Second, we present and discuss different ethical views regarding animals. We...

Author(s)
Palmer, C.; Sandøe, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Understanding animal welfare.

In this chapter, we introduce some of the principal issues that have arisen in relation to scientific approaches to animal welfare, most of which are treated in more detail later in this book. Much of the apparent disagreement between people about animal welfare stems from mixing up scientific...

Author(s)
Keeling, L. J.; Rushen, J.; Duncan, I. J. H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
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