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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 Mental illness in animals: diagnostic considerations using selected mental disorders.

In this chapter the author discussed how to think about behavioral conditions as symptoms of mental illness in animals and their diagnostic criteria. Additionally, examples of four broad sets of conditions that emphasize how important discrete diagnoses are were presented. Studies were reviewed and ...

Author(s)
Overall, K. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Psychological trauma and posttraumatic psychopathology in animals.

The clinical aspects, diagnosis, diagnostic methods, and treatment of cases of psychological trauma and posttraumatic psychopathology in animals were discussed.

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Livestock handling and transport.

In this 5th edition of Livestock Handling and Transport the author focused on the effects of biosecurity, genetics, structural designs of areas in the farm and slaughterhouse, proper handling and transport of animals on the welfare, physiology, behaviour, health, and economics of livestock animals. ...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The personality of dogs and cats living in the same household: a multivariate model study.

Author(s)
Menchetti, L.; Calipari, S.; Diverio, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394583)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic covariance between relatives.

This chapter addresses the calculation of the additive genetic relationship among individuals and how to determine the level of inbreeding. Genetic covariance between relatives, numerator relationship matrix, decomposing the relationship matrix, computing the inverse of the relationship matrix,...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: univariate models with one random effect.

In this chapter, best linear unbiased prediction's (BLUP) theoretical background is briefly presented, considering a univariate animal model, and its application to several univariate models in genetic evaluation is illustrated. Constructing the mixed model equations, progeny (daughter) yield...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Maternal trait models: animal and reduced animal models.

In this chapter, the mixed model methodology for genetic evaluation in models with maternal effects is discussed, considering a univariate situation, and the extension to multivariate analysis is also briefly presented. Focus is given on animal and reduced animal models. These models are...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Analysis of longitudinal data.

This chapter covers random regression models for the analysis of longitudinal data. The fixed regression model is presented and an illustration is provided. Random regression model is discussed, including numerical application, partitioning animal solutions from random regression model, calculating ...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Use of genetic markers in breeding value prediction.

This chapter deals with linkage analysis, with focus on the use of microsatellites as markers for the purpose of marker-assisted selection (MAS). Defining a model with marker information, calculating the covariance matrix for quantitative trait locus (MQTL) effects, alternative approach for...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter

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