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Cover for Innateness and learning in olfactory behaviour and odour perception.

The ability of animals to learn, interpret and respond to different odours are described.

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391599)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tests to characterize the animal.

This chapter presents various behavioural tests to help determine the different characteristics expressed by an individual animal, such as optimism, anxiety, fearfulness, boldness and dominance.

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of age and treatment.

In this chapter, examples of tests employed to investigate behavioural effects of ageing, development and experience in animals are discussed.

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Other test considerations.

In this chapter, the author discusses a variety of issues to consider; things to remember before, during and after testing and pitfalls to avoid regarding behavioural testing. The objective is to highlight certain matters that are important to keep in mind, independent of the complexity of the...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Olfaction in animal behaviour and welfare.

This book contains 15 chapters that describe the physiological, behavioural and welfare parameters of smell and odour detection and processing in animals.

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391599)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Asking animals an introduction to animal behaviour testing.

This book will give an introduction to the use (and perhaps misuse) of behaviour tests applied to animals. Through illustrative examples from a variety of species, the aim is to inspire the animal experimenter to think about what a given behavioural test can be used for and how the results can be...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Non-test observations.

This chapter presents different examples of animal behavioural studies done in a housed setting, emphasizing the non-test situation and what we can learn from this for use in behavioural tests. Some of the behaviour which were highlighted are locomotion activity (chicks) and feeding behaviour...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How to choose a test.

In this chapter the author discussed pointers to consider in selecting the most appropriate behavioural test in animal, among these tips is to answer the question why do we have to use behavioural tests at all? and what is the purpose of putting an animal in a situation that will always be somewhat ...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Choice, preference and motivation.

This chapter discusses different test methods such as the Y-mazes and X-mazes as well as other behavioural tests to gain insight into the preferences, aversions and motivations of animals which we want to observe. The author reminds the readers to use the techniques with care and consideration for...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ability to detect and distinguish.

This chapter presents experiments on animals such as chimpanzees, mice, cattle, dogs which helps explains how animals are able to detect and distinguish qualitative (colour) and quantitative (volume of liquid) stimuli and how they are able to assess their surroundings with a high degree of accuracy.

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter

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