Since man interacts with other animals at many different levels, using them as sources of food, raw materials, transport and companionship as well as competing with them for resources, how we manage their behaviour is of great importance. This book brings together a collection of reviews that deal with how an understanding of the methods, theories and facts provided by ethology (the scientific study of animal behaviour) can help us to manage the behaviour of animals. The book looks at this subject in such areas as improving productivity in agriculture and aquaculture, improving the welfare of captive animals, dealing with difficult pets, promoting the conservation of endangered species and finding humane solutions to deal with animal pests. The chapters discuss the theoretical background on which such work is based and provide a broad range of examples. This book illustrates that the modern science of ethology has an important contribution to make in solving the problems we face in managing animal behaviour. This book should be of interest to students on courses in animal behaviour and research workers in zoology, agriculture, veterinary science and psychology.
...The book is well written, well produced and documented and is a fascinating account of the interplay of the relatively new science of animal behaviour with the much older craft of animal husbandry. UFAW News-sheet; This is a must for every student or graduate who not only wishes to gain a deeper understanding of why animals behave as they do, but also of how they can use that understanding to provide a full and productive life for man and animal alike. - The Veterinary Record; a most useful book on an important subject -Journal of Fish Biology; This book is well written, attractively produced and easy to read introduction to the behaviour of animals in an environment controlled by man. - The British Veterinary Journal; the book works well, demonstrating clearly how the techniques and theories of modern behavioural biology can be used to manipulate the behaviour of animals...It is well produced and easy to read... Fish Biology and Fisheries
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 31st October 1990
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 16.51 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5