Animal domestication and behavior / Edward O. Price.

This book synthesizes existing knowledge of the process of domestication and how captive breeding and management of wild and domestic animals have affected their behaviour and other biological traits. The emphasis is on companion animals, farm animals, laboratory animals, including aquaculture speci...

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Main Author: Price, Edward O.
Format: Electronic
Published: Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; New York : CABI Pub., ©2002.
Series:Cabi Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • General Aspects
  • Why Study Domestication?
  • Domestication Defined
  • Approaches to the Study of Domestication
  • Pre-adaptations for Domestication
  • Genetic Mechanisms Influencing Domestication
  • Inbreeding
  • Genetic Drift
  • Artificial Selection
  • Natural Selection in Captivity
  • Relaxation of Natural Selection
  • Variation Under Domestication
  • Genetic Variability and Behavior
  • Morphological and Physiological Traits
  • Adaptation to the Biological Environment
  • Feeding and Drinking
  • Predation, Infectious Diseases and Parasites
  • Interactions with Humans
  • Social Environment
  • Adaptation to the Physical Environment
  • Climate and Shelter
  • Use of Space
  • Behavioral Development, Feralization and Animal Welfare
  • Behavioral Development in Captive Animals
  • Reintroductions and Feralization
  • Welfare and Ethics.