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Cover for Rabbit reproduction.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the processes and the major hormones involved in reproduction. Special emphasis has been placed on those aspects that are of direct concern to the rabbit producer. Readers wishing more detailed information regarding this topic are directed to ...

Author(s)
Lukefahr, S. D.; McNitt, J. I.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249781)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ingestion, elimination and comfort.

This chapter focuses on behaviours that maintain physiological homeostasis, including ingestion, elimination and comfort in horses. The latter includes grooming (hair and skincare) and sheltering behaviours that support thermoregulation and provide refuge from biting insects.

Author(s)
Riley, C. B.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242102)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Kinetic behaviour and athletic performance.

The horse has evolved as a cursorial herbivore. As such, much of its behaviour and physiology had adapted to be capable of large periods of low level activity such as walking and browsing interspersed with short bouts of high speed activity. These evolutionary adpatations have suited the horse...

Author(s)
Rogers, C. W.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242102)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Equine transport.

This chapter reviews the recent advances regarding the behavioural, physical, physiological and welfare effects of transport in horses.

Author(s)
Padalino, B.; Riley, C. B.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242102)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mare and foal dynamics.

This chapter describes the reproductive physiology, the normal and abnormal behaviour of mares and the welfare implications to mares and foals.

Author(s)
Gee, E. K.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242102)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecophysiology.

This chapter contains questions about the physiological adaptations of animals and plants to their environment.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247572)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Welfare assessment.

This chapter discusses how welfare indicators gathered from observing or measuring physical or behavioural features of the animal or qualities of their environment can aid in assessing the welfare of animals.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rest and sleep.

This chapter describes the physiological and behavioural characteristics of sleeping and resting in cats, dogs, cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and poultry.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Synopsis: ticks.

This synopsis provides a brief overview of the collection of expert opinions that focus primarily on ticks and consider whether or not changes in climate affect different aspects of the tick biosphere (from physiology to ecology).

Author(s)
Nuttall, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249637)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Normal behaviour - cats.

This chapter describes the normal social, territorial and predatory behaviours; physical activities; physiology; communication; senses and reproduction of cats.

Author(s)
Houpt, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394552)
Type
Book chapter

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