Evidence-based, yet entirely practical, this important new text builds upon the basics of neuroscience to describe the link between olfaction, animal behavior, and the importance of odors for animal welfare. Focusing on animals managed by humans, and taking animal behavior as the starting point, the book is written in a straightforward style and features illustrated examples from many different species with in-depth research from acknowledged experts in the area.From the scientific basis of olfaction and odor perception, the text covers pheromones, odorant learning, and behavioral tests before describing the role of olfaction in, for example, fear, foraging, and reproduction, and olfactory behavior in farm animals, zoo animals, laboratory animals, and companion animals.
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About the Author
Birte Lindstrom Nielsen is with Institute Nationale de Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France.
Table of Contents
Section 11. The nuts and bolts of olfactionNicolas Meunier, French National Instiute for National Research, France & Olivier Rampin, UTL-Essone, France2. Innateness and learning in olfactory behaviour and odour perceptionBirte L Nielsen3. Pheromones, allelomones and behaviourTristram Wyatt, University of Oxford, UK4. Behavioural tests of olfactionMarkus Fendt, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany and Raimund Apfelbach, University of Tuebingen, Germany5. Is there such a thing as a bad smell? Roland Salesse, INRA, France and Laurent DormontSection 26. The role of olfaction in feeding and foragingMarije Oostinder, Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway7. The role of olfaction in mate selection and reproductive behaviourLuisa Amo, Spanish National Research Council, Spain8. The role of olfaction for parental care and offspring survivalFrederic Levy, INRA, France and Raymond Nowak, INRA, France9. The role of olfaction in disease detection and preventionTadeusz Jezierski10. The role of olfaction in relation to stress and fearVincent Bombail, INRA, France11. The role of olfaction in animal housing and as enrichmentDeborah Wells, Queens University Belfast, UKSection 312. Olfactory behaviour in farm animalsLiesbeth Bolhuis, Wageningen University, Netherlands and Caroline Clouard, Wageningen University, Netherlands13. Olfactory behaviour in zoo animalsFrank Rosell, Telemark University College, Norway and Roisin Campbell-Palmer14. Olfactory behaviour in laboratory animalsAnders Ågmo, UIT, Norway15. Olfactory behaviour in companion animalsPeter Hepper, Queens University Belfast, UK