Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Written By Temple Grandin
Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 22 April 2013
  • ISBN : 0124055087
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals written by Temple Grandin which was release on 22 April 2013, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Behavior is shaped by both genetics and experience--nature and nurture. This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal and veterinary science, bridging the gap between these fields. The objective is to show that principles of behavioral genetics have practical applications to agricultural and companion animals. The continuing domestication of animals is a complex process whose myriad impacts on animal behavior are commonly under-appreciated. Genetic factors play a significant role in both species-specific behaviors and behavioral differences exhibited by individuals in the same species. Leading authorities explore the impact of increased intensities of selection on domestic animal behavior. Rodents, cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, herding and guard dogs, and poultry are all included in these discussions of genetics and behavior, making this book useful to veterinarians, livestock producers, laboratory animal researchers and technicians, animal trainers and breeders, and any researcher interested in animal behavior. Includes four new chapters on dog and fox behavior, pig behavior, the effects of domestication and horse behavior Synthesizes research from behavioral genetics, animal science, and veterinary literature Broaches fields of behavior genetics and behavioral research Includes practical applications of principles discovered by behavioral genetics researchers Covers many species ranging from pigs, dogs, foxes, rodents, cattle, horses, and cats

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Temple Grandin,Mark J. Deesing
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : Behavior is shaped by both genetics and experience--nature and nurture. This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal and veterinary science, bridging the gap between these fields. The objective is to show that principles of behavioral genetics have practical applications to agricultural and companion animals. The continuing domestication of ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Kathryn Lord,Lorna Coppinger,Raymond Coppinger
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : The domestic dog has many phenotypic and behavioral forms. In this chapter we describe five different kinds of dogs and how each has been derived. We trace the background village dog adapting to the age of agriculture, with the coincident transformation of human behavior to permanent settlement. Over centuries, this ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Temple Grandin,Mark J. Deesing
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-14
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : Behavior is shaped by both genetics and experience--nature and nurture. This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal and veterinary science, bridging the gap between these fields. The objective is to show that principles of behavioral genetics have practical applications to agricultural and companion animals. The continuing domestication of ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Jean Michel Faure,Andrew D. Mills
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : In these classic experiments, quail chicks were selectively bred for the behavioral traits of fear and social reinstatement. Over a period of 20 generations, four separate genetic lines were created. They were high and low fear and high and low social re-instatement. The duration of tonic immobility was used as a ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Anna V. Kukekova,Lyudmila N. Trut,Gregory M. Acland
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : Dog domestication involved long-term genetic selection for behavior. The genetics-centered view of domestication is supported by experimental selection of farm-foxes (Vulpes vulpes) that began in the 1950s. Selection of foxes, separately, for tame and for aggressive behavior, has yielded two strains with markedly different, genetically determined behavioral phenotypes. Tame-strain foxes ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Temple Grandin,Mark J. Deesing
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : Over-selection for production traits has caused animal welfare problems such as feather pecking in hens, tail biting in pigs, and overly aggressive animals. In dogs, over-selection for appearance traits has caused neurological problems such as deafness. Both feather pecking and tail biting may be displaced foraging behaviors, because these behaviors ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Mark J. Deesing,Temple Grandin
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : Since the late 1990s there has been a substantial increase in horse behavior genetics research. This chapter reviews recent work in molecular genetics, pre-and postnatal effects on behavior, the relationship between hair whorls and temperament, and lateralization in the nervous system. These factors are critical to understanding individual differences. Advancements ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Per Jensen,Dominic Wright
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : In this chapter, we begin by defining domestication as a genetic process, whereby animals change phenotypically and genetically as a response to living under human supervision. This has caused a convergent set of phenotypic modifications across numerous different species, through a combination of relaxed natural selection, increased human selection, and ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Lotta Rydhmer,Laurianne Canario
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : Research in behavioral genetics is important for pig welfare. Consequences of the ongoing selection for high production on pigs’ behavior need to be studied, as well as possibilities to select directly for changed behavior. The Farm Animal Welfare Council’s definition of welfare is based on five freedoms related to ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Temple Grandin,Mark J. Deesing
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : Different tests have been developed for evaluating the temperament of cattle, pigs, and sheep and some studies appear to have conflicting results. This may be due to confusion between the basic emotional systems of fear and separation distress (panic). Methods used for temperament tests can alter results such as how ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Alain Boissy,Hans W. Erhard
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : This chapter provides an overview of the current behavioral and cognitive aspects of emotions in animals and explore the impacts of emotional experiences on the animal's adaptation to its current challenging circumstances. There is evidence that animal welfare results from the animal's perception of its environment and its background. The ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : William M. Muir,Heng Wei Cheng
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : Many behaviors in poultry can be modified by genetic selection. Selection of laying hens for maximum egg production had the unfortunate side effect of increased rates of beak inflicted damage on other birds. Selective breeding has eliminated broodiness and has either increased or decreased other behaviors, such as hysteria, fearfulness, ...

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
  • Author : Peter J. Chenoweth,Antonio J. Landaeta-Hernández,Cornelia Flöercke
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : This chapter describes the reproductive and maternal behaviors of different livestock species (cattle, horses, pigs, goats, and water buffalo) with an emphasis on those traits which are genetically conserved. All of the species discussed are polygynous and promiscuous, and females undergo estrous cycles in which males are mainly attracted by ...

Domestic Animals b Genetics and Behavior

Domestic Animals  b Genetics and Behavior
  • Author : Carmichael J.A Wallace
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : Download or read online Domestic Animals b Genetics and Behavior written by Carmichael J.A Wallace, published by which was released on 1998. Get Domestic Animals b Genetics and Behavior Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Genetics and the Social Behaviour of the Dog

Genetics and the Social Behaviour of the Dog
  • Author : John Paul Scott,John L. Fuller
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Total pages : 468
  • ISBN : 0124055087
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Summary : Based on 20 years of research at the Jakson Laboratory, this is a comprehensive reference work on the behaviour of dogs....