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Domestic Animal Behavior, Fifth Edition is a fully updated revision of this classic text, with chapters examining key behavior issues ranging from communication to social structure. Coverage encompasses a wide variety of domestic animals including cats, dogs, horses, pigs, sheep, and cattle. The Fifth Edition also expands its coverage on new key areas of behavior research, including cognition and the genetics of behavior, and provides valuable, current information on normal and aberrant behaviors, making it a must-have resource for veterinarians and animal scientists seeking a thorough understanding of animal behavior.
“This book provides pertinent information to help in the understanding of animal behavior.” (Doody’s, 23 March 2012)
"In this clearly organized, illustrated textbook aimed at veterinarians and animal scientists, Houpt (animal behavior, Cornell U.)." (Booknews, 1 February 2011)
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Reviewer: Michelle Jaeger, BS, CVT, VTS (Surgery)(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine) Description: This is an update of a 2004 book on key behavior issues of domestic animals. Purpose: The purpose is to help veterinarians and animal scientists obtain a more thorough understanding of animal behavior. Audience: Written by a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, the book is directed at veterinarians and animal scientists. Features: In an organized format, it presents each aspect of behavior principles for each species of domestic animals. It provides many images to help with the interpretation of animal behavior. It could have added recommendations for correction of behavior. Assessment: This book provides pertinent information to help in the understanding of animal behavior.
3 Stars from Doody
Katherine Albro Houpt,VMD, PhD is emeritus professor of Animal Behavior at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, and Director of Animal Behavior Consultants of Northern Michigan.