Behavioral Biology of Laboratory Animals

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By Kristine Coleman , Steven J. Schapiro

Behavioral Biology of Laboratory Animals PDF. This 30-chapter volume informs students and professionals about the behavioral biology of animals commonly housed in laboratory and other captive settings. Each species evolved under specific environmental conditions, resulting in unique behavioral patterns, many of which are maintained in captivity even after generations of breeding. Understanding natural behavior is therefore a critical part of modern animal care practices. The descriptions, data, guidance, resources, and recommendations in this book will help the reader understand their animals better, refine the care and treatment that they receive, and improve the well-being, welfare, and wellness of their animals.

The book is divided into three sections, all focusing on aspects of the behavioral biology of animals found in laboratories and related research settings. After five introductory chapters, 25 chapters are dedicated to specific taxonomic groups (including mice, zebrafish, zebra finches, reptiles, macaques) while a concluding section of ethograms provides a centralized resource for those interested in understanding, and potentially quantifying, animal behavior.

The Behavioral Biology of Laboratory Animals will provide anyone working in maintenance, care, and/or research programs that involve laboratory animals with information about the way the animals live in the wild, and the way that they should live in captive research settings. Many of the guidelines and recommendations will also be valuable to those managing and working with animals in other environments, including zoological parks, aquaria, and sanctuaries.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Behavioral Biology of Laboratory Animals by Schapiro and Coleman

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY

Animal Behavior: An Introduction by Coleman and Novak

Abnormal Behavior in Animals in Research Settings by Novak and Meyer

Utilizing Behavior to Assess Welfare by Gottlieb and Pomerantz

An Overview of Behavioral Management for Laboratory Animals by Schapiro

SECTION 2: TAXON-SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Behavioral Biology of Mice by MacLellan, Begley, and Mason

Behavioral Biology of Rats by Cloutier

Behavioral Biology of Guinea Pigs by Kleven

Behavioral biology of deer and white-footed mice, Mongolian gerbils, and prairie and meadow voles by Pritchett-Corning and Winnicker

Behavioral Biology of Hamsters by Winnicker and Pritchett-Corning

Behavioral Biology of Rabbits by Lidfors and Dahlborn

Behavioral Biology of Laboratory Ferrets by Vinke, Shoemaker, and van Zeeland

Behavioral Biology of Dogs by Hall and Prescott

Behavioral Biology of Domestic Cats by Stella

Behavioral Biology of Pigs and Minipigs by Edwards and Grand

Behavioral Biology of Sheep by Dwyer

Behavioral Biology of Cattle by Phillips

Behavioral Biology of Horses by Christensen

Behavioral Biology of Chickens and Quail by Dixon and Lambton

Behavioral Biology of the Zebra Finch by Friedrich and Mello

Behavioral Biology of Zebrafish by Powell, Fife-Cook, and Franks

Behavioral Biology of Amphibians by Hosie and Smith

Behavioral Biology of Reptiles by DeNardo

Behavioral Biology of Marmosets by Manciocco, Neal Webb, and Mulholland

Behavioral Biology of Squirrel Monkeys by Stone and Williams

Behavioral Biology of Owl Monkeys by Garcia de la Chica, Fernandez-Duque, and Williams

Behavioral Biology of Capuchin Monkeys by Benitez, Brosnan, and Fragaszy

Behavioral Biology of Macaques by Honess

Behavioral Biology of Vervets/African Green Monkeys by Jorgensen

Behavioral Biology of Baboons by Lutz

SECTION 3 SELECTED ETHOGRAMS

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