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Cover for Mental health and well-being in animals.

This second edition of Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals is fully revised, expanded, and comprehensively updated with the most current knowledge about the full array of mental health issues seen in animals. Written by key opinion leaders, internationally-recognized experts and specialists, it ...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The problems with well-being terminology.

In this chapter, previous studies on the similarities and differences between well-being concepts in animals are presented. The reviews were based on the following concepts: individual's perspective and perception; philosophical frameworks; a balance of pleasant versus unpleasant affect; bipolar...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.; Yeates, J. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The relationship between mental and physical health.

This chapter makes a clear definition of animal health and how the mental health of animals is related or affected by the physical health of the animals. This chapter likewise discussed how interactions of the macro and micro environments with the individual's genetic, epigenetic, molecular,...

Author(s)
Bain, M.; Buffington, C. A. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The mental health and well-being benefits of social contact and social support in animals.

This chapter addresses the positive effects of social affiliation that extend beyond these fitness benefits. Current evidence convincingly demonstrates that social mammals (including humans, as well as some nonmammalian species) share a distinct attribute, referred to as social support, whereby...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fostering mental and behavioral wellness during upbringing and throughout life.

In this chapter, a review of what is known about how mental health may be influenced-for the better and for the worse-and how that research can be used to create programs that can improve and perhaps even optimize mental health of animals was discussed. The authors also took a developmental...

Author(s)
Estep, D. Q.; Hetts, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mental health issues in farm animals: a music mixing board model of behavioral characteristics using the Panksepp emotional system.

In this chapter, the author discussed the Panksepp basic emotional systems and suggests based on studies that it is the best way to explain the many conflicting results in scientific studies of farm animal temperament. From the different studies he presented he then concludes that the Jaak Panksepp ...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing affective states in animals.

Accurate assessment of emotional or affective state provides a foundation for scientific investigations into the mental health and well-being of animals and is the focus of this chapter. This chapter begins by discussing what emotion actually is and the inherent challenges of studying a phenomenon...

Author(s)
Mendl, M.; Paul, E. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Treatment of emotional distress and disorders - nonpharmacologic methods.

In this chapter the clinical aspects and treatment options for distress-related behaviors in animals were discussed focusing on the non-pharmacological methods.

Author(s)
Reid, P. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welfare of transported animals: welfare assessment and factors affecting welfare.

All farmed animals are regarded as sentient beings, so their welfare is a matter of much public concern. Positive and negative aspects of the welfare of animals during transport should be assessed using a range of behavioural, physiological and carcass-quality measures. Health is an important part...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behavioural principles of sheep handling.

Sheep handling, behaviour during handling and the stressfulness of different handling procedures are reviewed. There are both individual and breed differences in responses to isolation from other sheep. Isolation is also highly stressful for sheep which, as a species, have intense following and...

Author(s)
Hutson, G. D.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
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