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Cover for Commonly used measures and statistical tests.

There are a number of statistical tests that are frequently used, even by non-specialists. This chapter will cover tests such as Chi-squared, Fisher's exact test, Mann-Whitney U and several variations of the Student's t-test, amongst others.

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Monte Carlo tests and randomization.

This chapter focuses on Monte Carlo tests and randomization. It involves randomizing the observed numbers many times and comparing the randomized results with the original observed data. It is shown how randomization can be used in experimental design and sampling.

Author(s)
Quicke, D.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. K.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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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 Chapter Info
Cover for Very basic R syntax.

R is a programming language that has a huge range of inbuilt statistical and graphical functions. Firstly, this chapter shows how R works by talking you through a number of exercises, often producing graphical output, so you will get to know how to write simple code and become familiar with some of ...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Animal behavior and emotions - on-farm considerations.

This chapter describes the role of behaviour in animal welfare assessment; the behavioural need of an animal; knowledge on emotional brain circuitry; the positive and negative emotions experienced by animals; the different types of tests for measuring animal preference, aversion and motivation and...

Author(s)
Edwards-Callaway, L. N.; Widowski, T. M.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnosis of paratuberculosis by PCR.

This chapter describes the recent developments in polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based diagnostic tests for paratuberculosis and the application and interpretation of these tests at the individual and herd level.

Author(s)
Plain, K. M.; Marsh, I.; Purdie, A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243413)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Drug susceptibility testing and antimicrobial resistance in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium avium</i> subsp. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">paratuberculosis</i>.

This chapter discusses the procedure, standardization and methods for drug susceptibility testing (DST) and treatment for Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis.

Author(s)
Sullivan, J. R.; Behr, M. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243413)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Five things this book is not.

In this chapter the author presents some important information which explains five things this book is not, in order to prevent confusion and disappointment, and to put readers of this book in the right frame of mind to make the most of the next 170 pages. The following information includes: this...

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
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