* Synthesizes research from behavioural genetics, animal science, and veterinary literature
* Broaches fields of behaviour genetics and behavioural research
* Includes practical applications of principles discovered by behavioural genetics researchers
* Contains a minimum of scientific jargon
Livestock Behavior & Facilities Design Consultant
Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Inc.
Fort Collins, CO USA
@qu:"In light of the ongoing debate on 'nature versus nurture' as determinants of behavior, it is somewhat surprising that this is the first book devoted to the role genetics plays in domestic animal behavior. ...this topic has not previously been given the in-depth treatment it receives here. Editor Grandin's stated objective is 'to illustrate that principles discovered by behavioral genetics researchers have practical applications in agricultural and companion animals.' Of particular interest is the final chapter, 'Genetics and Animal Welfare,' which examines the often damaging effects of our efforts to select for certain traits and suggests criteria for determining the ethical limit for genetic selection. A fine work, highly readable and well documented. Extensive bibiographies. Recommended for all academic libraries."
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