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Olfaction in Animal Behaviour and Welfare


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Evidence-based, yet entirely practical, this important new text builds upon the basics of neuroscience to describe the links between olfaction and animal behaviour, and the effects of odours in animal welfare. Animals use smells in a multitude of ways: to orientate themselves, to create social bonds, to recognise food, to initiate reproduction, and to avoid predators and imminent threats such as fire. Starting from the scientific basis of olfaction and odour perception, the book covers pheromones and behavioural tests, before describing the role of olfaction in feeding behaviour, reproduction, disease detection, and animal housing. The book: * is written in an evidence-based way, yet with an easy-to-understand style, making it accessible to non-experts * focuses on animals managed by humans, i.e. farm, zoo, lab and companion species * is illustrated by in-depth research examples of many different species This is a captivating introduction to the world of smells, suitable for advanced students, researchers, and teachers of applied ethology, animal welfare and veterinary science.

Product code: 9781786391599

ISBN 9781786391599
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H246xW189xS15
On Sale Date 29/06/2017
No. Of Pages 234
Publisher CABI Publishing
Olfaction and pheromones is an exploding area of research in animal behaviour and welfare. Focusing on animals managed by humans, this book introduces the subject of olfaction in an evidence-based, but easy-to-understand way, explaining the importance of odours for animal behaviour and welfare.