Key Features

* * 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

Details

No. of pages:
356
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1998
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780122951305
Electronic ISBN:
9780080886756

About the authors

Temple Grandin

Affiliations and Expertise

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, U.S.A.

Mark Deesing

Affiliations and Expertise

Livestock Behavior & Facilities Design Consultant Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Inc. Fort Collins, CO USA

Reviews

@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." @source:--CHOICE