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Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

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ISBN-10: 0123945860

ISBN-13: 9780123945860

Edition: 2nd 2014

Authors: Temple Grandin, Mark J. Deesing

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Behavior is shaped by both genetics and experience-nature and nurture. This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal and veterinary science, bridging the gap between these fields. The objective is to show that principles of behavioral genetics have practical applications to agricultural and companion animals.The continuing domestication of animals is a complex process whose myriad impacts on animal behavior are often under-appreciated. Genetic factors play a significant role in both species-specific behaviors and behavioral differences exhibited by individuals in the same species. Leading authorities explore the impact of increased intensities of selection on domestic…    
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Book details

List price: $68.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 7/4/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Temple Grandin was born August 29, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a bestselling author, doctor and professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and leader of both the animal welfare and autism advocacy movements. Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950. She was immediately placed in a structured nursery, had speech therapy, and had a nanny spend hours playing turn-based games with her. At the age of four, she began talking and her progress continued. In 1970, Grandin received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire. She received her master's degree in animal science from Arizona State University in 1975, and in 1989,…    

List of Contributors
Behavioral Genetics and Animal Science
Behavioral Genetics and Animal Domestication
How Studying Interactions Between Animal Emotions, Cognition, and Personality Can Contribute to Improve Farm Animal Welfare
Genetics and Behavior During Handling, Restraint, and Herding
Reproductive and Maternal Behavior of Livestock
Differences in the Behavior of Landraces and Breeds of Dogs
Behavior Genetics of the Horse (Equus caballus)
Improving the Adaptability of Animals by Selection
Genetic Influences on the Behavior of Chickens Associated with Welfare and Productivity
Genetics of Domesticated Behavior in Dogs and Foxes
Behavioral Genetics in Pigs and Relations to Welfare
Genetics and Animal Welfare