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Cattle Behaviour and Welfare, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-632-05645-3
274 pages
October 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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Cattle are one of our major domesticated animals, a higher mammal with complex mental and physical needs. The benefit of a knowledge of cattle behaviour means veterinarians and stockpeople can recognise abnormal behaviour signs for disease diagnosis and indication of an inadequate environment. This book replaces the book Cattle Behaviour, written by the same author and published by Farming Press in 1993. The text has been revised and updated and four new chapters on cattle welfare have been added. The main interest of many reading a book on behaviour is its relation to the welfare of the species, so the combination of welfare and behaviour is a logical one.
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Preface.

1. Introduction to Cattle Welfare.

2. The Welfare of Dairy Cows.

3. The Welfare of Beef Cattle and Draft Oxen.

4. The Welfare of Calves.

5. The Welfare of Cattle During Transport, Marketing and Slaughter.

6. Environmental Perception and Cognition.

7. Acquisition of Behaviour and the Use of Selective Breeding to Improve Welfare.

8. Play Behaviour.

9. Social Behaviour.

10. Nutritional Behaviour.

11. Reproductive Behaviour.

12. Locomotion and Movement.

13. Resting Behaviour.

14. Behavioural Adaptation to Inadequate Environments.

15. The Relationship Between Cattle and Man.

References.

Index

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* gives comprehensive scientific explanation of the behaviours many veterinarians and stockpeople will be familiar with but never understood
* one of the only books dedicated to the field of behaviour and welfare of cattle
* now includes welfare, an increasingly important subject for stockpeople and vets alike
* draws together a wide range of research findings from all over the world and presents them concisely and readably.
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