Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists, 6th Edition

Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists, Sixth Edition is a fully updated revision of this popular, classic text offering a thorough understanding of the normal behavior of domestic animals.

  • Provides a complete understanding of the normal behavior of domestic animals
  • Covers dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, cattle, and goats
  • Describes all key aspects of animal behavior, with images to support the concepts
  • Revised and updated to cover the latest thinking, with enhanced coverage of behavioral genetics, animal cognition, and learning
  • Includes access to a companion website with review questions and answers and the figures from the book in PowerPoint
About The Author
The author
Katherine A. Houpt,
 VMD, PhD, DACVB, is Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Medicine at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York, USA.
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

About the Author xi

1 Communication 1

2 Aggression and Social Structure 25

3 Biological Rhythms and Sleep and Stereotypic Behavior 51

4 Sexual Behavior 83

5 Maternal Behavior 127

6 Development of Behavior 163

7 Learning 191

8 Ingestive Behavior: Food and Water Intake 221

9 Behavioral Genetics 253

References 277

Index

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