Asking Animals: An Introduction To Animal Behaviour Testing

May 12, 2020|
Asking Animals: An Introduction To Animal Behaviour Testing by Birte Lindstrom Nielsen
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Contemporary, thought-provoking yet utterly practical, this book provides an introductory text covering the use and misuse of behavior tests applied to animals. By including illustrative examples from a variety of species, the book inspires the animal scientist to think about what a given behavioral test can be used for and how the results can be interpreted. This text includes: the dos and don'ts of running behavior tests and interpreting the results; many clear, simple illustrations which make the information readily accessible; down-to-earth, practical advice combined with a thorough, evidence-based approach; information on behavior tests for a whole range of species from companion, farm, zoo, laboratory and wild animals--all in in a succinct yet comprehensive text. This book is an essential item in the researcher's toolkit when embarking on and devising any animal behavior test and is valuable to students, established researchers, teachers and practitioners of applied ethology, animal welfare science, and veterinary science.

Key Points:
  • It introduces the use of animal behavior testing in a scientific (fact-based), but easy-to-understand manner, explaining the importance of a number of issues, such as ethical and practical considerations, when carrying out animal behavior tests
  • In contrast to existing books on the subject, it includes examples from a variety of species, focusing on animals managed by humans, and it takes the approach of observed behavior of the animals tested, and not their neurological changes
  • The format of the book motivates the reader to pick it up and to finish reading it because of its scientific, yet relaxed, fact-based writing style and numerous diagrams. It will not be an exhaustive list of all existing behavior tests, but will give illustrative examples to inspire further reading.
Birte Lindstrom Nielsen is with Institute Nationale de Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France.
Title:Asking Animals: An Introduction To Animal Behaviour Testing
Product dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Published:May 12, 2020
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781789240610

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