Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior

An Introductory Text

Author: Edward O. Price

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845933982

Category: Medical

Page: 332

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In order to understand and manage animals in their natural or captive environments we must first understand why animals do what they do and recognize limitations in their ability to adapt to different environments. Drawing on the author's considerable experience in both teaching and research, this introductory-level textbook describes the basic principles underlying animal behavior and how those concepts can be used in managing the care of domestic and captive wild animals, covering four key themes: development of behavior, biological rhythms, social behavior and behavioral aspects of animal management. Extensively illustrated with many practical examples and over 150 photos and figures, the book will be essential reading for animal science and veterinary students.

McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

Author: Joanna M. Bassert,John Thomas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323290841

Category: Medical

Page: 1496

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A fundamental text in the field of veterinary technology, McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 8th Edition has the trusted content, simplified layout, and novel study tools every Vet Tech needs. Sections on small and large animals, birds, reptiles, and small mammals embrace every aspect of the veterinary field, while case presentations of actual patient situations link information to relevant, real-life scenarios. This color-coded, fully illustrated guide will give you a leg up in the constantly evolving Vet Tech field. Full color photos bring concepts to life and emphasize the role of the vet tech. Vet Tech Threads offer helpful pedagogical aids such as introductions, suggested readings, boxed Technician Notes, learning objectives, chapter outlines and key terms. Large animal care integrated throughout the book with medical records, dentistry, physical examination, surgical instrumentation, and more. Step-by-step instructions and photographs makes information readily accessible in emergency and clinical situations. A companion workbook is available separately to help you master and apply key concepts and procedures with multiple choice questions, matching exercises, photo quizzes, labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, and more. Birds, reptiles, and small mammals chapter keeps you up-to-date with care and treatment for these increasingly popular pets. Chapters on pharmacology, pain management, restraint, and veterinary oncology offer a broader understanding of the responsibilities of a technician. NEW! Chapter on fluid therapy and transfusion medicine, a critical aspect of veterinary technology. NEW! Introduction to the concept of the Technician Practice Model ensures that excellent nursing care is provided to each and every patient. NEW! Added content on electrocardiography included in the Emergency Nursing chapter.

Big Brains and the Human Superorganism

Why Special Brains Appear in Hominids and Other Social Animals

Author: Niccolo Leo Caldararo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498540880

Category: Psychology

Page: 266

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This book examines why humans have big brains and how brains are associated with complex society and behavior in other animals. It compares brain evolution in social animals and examines the evolution of the human brain in social and historical contexts.

Elephants and ethics

toward a morality of coexistence

Author: Christen M. Wemmer,Catherine Ann Christen

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780801888182

Category: Nature

Page: 483

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The entwined history of humans and elephants is fascinating but often sad. People have used elephants as beasts of burden and war machines, slaughtered them for their ivory, exterminated them as threats to people and ecosystems, turned them into objects of entertainment at circuses, employed them as both curiosities and conservation ambassadors in zoos, and deified and honored them in religious rites. How have such actions affected these pachyderms? What ethical and moral imperatives should humans follow to ensure that elephants are treated with dignity and saved from extinction? In Elephants and Ethics, Christen Wemmer and Catherine A. Christen assemble an international cohort of experts to review the history of human-elephant relations, discuss current issues of vital concern to elephant welfare, and assess the prospects for the ethical coexistence of both species. Part I provides an overview of the vexatious human-elephant relationship, from the history of our interactions to understanding elephant intelligence and sense of self. It concludes with a discussion of the issues of stress, pain, and suffering as experienced by elephants in human care and the problems inherent in assessing these subjectively. The second part explores how humans use elephants as tools and entertainment. It reviews domestic uses in Asia, examines the history and roles of elephants in zoos and circuses, and discusses the methods and ethics of training and caring for captive elephants. In Part III the contributors examine the fragile and conflict-filled world of human-elephant interactions in the wild. Each chapter delves into a different angle of the "elephant problem"- the all-too-human problem of our growing populations taking over space that was historically the domain of these pachyderms. The chapters explore attempts to tame and "train" elephants in populous areas, the struggle over balancing species preservation while maintaining biodiversity in protected areas, and the conundrums posed by hunting, tourism, and human-elephant competition on rural land. That the future health and survival of elephants is dependent on human actions is irrefutable. In addressing these issues from multiple perspectives, Elephants and Ethics promotes mutual understanding of the cultural, conservation, and economic difficulties at the root of the many troublesome human-elephant interactions and poses new questions about our responsibility toward these largest of land mammals.

Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Culture

Author: E. Aaltola

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271825

Category: Philosophy

Page: 247

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Exploring how animal suffering is made meaningful within Western ramifications, the book investigates themes such as skepticism concerning non-human experience, cultural roots of compassion, and contemporary approaches to animal ethics. At its center is the pivotal question: What is the moral significance of animal suffering?

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Angewandte Bioinformatik

Eine Einführung

Author: Paul M. Selzer,Richard J. Marhöfer,Oliver Koch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662541351

Category: Science

Page: 184

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Für Studierende und Wissenschaftler der Lebenswissenschaften schafft dieses Buch einen schnellen, strukturierten Zugang zur Angewandten Bioinformatik ohne Programmierkenntnisse oder tiefgehende Informatikkenntnisse vorauszusetzen. Es bietet eine Einführung in die tägliche Anwendung der vielfältigen bioinformatischen Werkzeuge und gibt einen ersten Überblick über das sehr komplexe Fachgebiet. Die Kontrolle des vermittelten Stoffs wird durch Übungsbeispiele mit Lösungen gewährleistet. Ein Glossar der zugrundeliegenden Fachtermini sowie ein ausführliches Sachverzeichnis runden das Buch ab. Für die 2. Auflage wurde das Werk umfassend aktualisiert.

Proceedings of the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting

Author: Sagi Denenberg

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1786394588

Category: Medical

Page: 197

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This book contains the proceedings from the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting. Keynote Presentations include 'Use of Psychopharmacology to Reduce Anxiety and Fear in Dogs and Cats: A Practical Approach' by Barbara L. Sherman, 'A Multimodal Approach to Resolving Tension Between Cats in the Same Household: A Practical Approach' by Sarah E. Heath, 'The Importance of the Welfare of Research Animals to Maximise the Quality of Behavioural Research: Do We Measure True Behaviours?' by Patrick Pageat and 'Making Animal Welfare Sustainable - Human Behaviour Change for Animal Behaviour: The Human Element' by Jo White and Suzanne Rogers.

Calming signals

die Beschwichtigungssignale der Hunde

Author: Turid Rugaas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936188011

Category:

Page: 103

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Beef Cattle Production Systems

Author: Andy D. Herring

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780645074

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 332

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This textbook provides an integrated view of beef cattle production with a systems based approach, discussing the interrelationships of a broad range of aspects with the overall goal of optimising cattle production. This book provides the background to allow cattle producers to match their production environments with genetic, management, and marketing opportunities for sustainable beef production globally. This logic and resulting considerations can then be tailored to address specific regional challenges and opportunities worldwide. Considerations and examples for extreme situations will be provided, such as very small herds, very large herds, communal-group situations, and minimal artificial input systems.

Medical and Health Information Directory

Author: Anthony Thomas Kruzas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787634841

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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A guide to associations, agencies, companies, institutions, research centers, hospitals, clinics, treatment centers, educational programs, publications, audiovisuals, databases, libraries, and information services in clinical medicine, basic biomedical sciences, and the technological and socioeconomic aspects of health care.

Encyclopedia of Global Resources: South Korea-Zirconium ; Appendixes ; Indexes

Author: Craig W. Allin

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587656484

Category: Nature

Page: 1504

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The topic of our natural resources has become an important issue over the last few years. The abundance of some (and scarcity of others) has sparked many a debate. The four volumes in this set discuss not only the aspects of the resources themselves, but their economic and social impact as well. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem Science.

Atlas der bildgebenden Diagnostik bei Heimtieren

Vögel - Kleinsäuger - Reptilien

Author: Maria-Elisabeth Krautwald-Junghanns,Michael Pees,Sven Reese

Publisher: Schlütersche

ISBN: 3842680260

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Der vorliegende Atlas ist eine bislang einmalige Zusammenstellung aller bildgebenden Verfahren für die drei großen "Heimtierklassen" Vögel, Kleinsäuger und Reptilien. Für jede Kleintierpraxis liegt damit eine ideale Ergänzung zu der bisher verfügbaren Literatur der bildgebenden Diagnostik vor.

Haustiere - zoologisch gesehen

Author: Wolf Herre,Manfred Röhrs

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642393942

Category: Science

Page: 412

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Dieser zeitgemäße Überblick über den Stand der zoologischen Domestikationsforschung ist mehr als eine Untersuchung über die Entstehung und Geschichte der Haustiere. Vielmehr liegt eine zusammenfassende Betrachtung von Ergebnissen aus verschiedenen Forschungseinrichtungen vor. Die Autoren erörtern Systematik und Biologie der Stammarten; Gründe, Zeiten und Orte von Haustierwerdungen; die vielfältigen Veränderungen der Haustiere bis in den molekularen Bereich im Vergleich zu ihren Wildformen; die Fülle der Haustierrassen und ihre Beziehungen zu Menschen. Ausführlich werden domestizierte Vögel, Fische und Insekten behandelt sowie die Problematik einer »Selbstdomestikation« des Menschen. Vertiefende Betrachtungen über die Beziehungen zwischen Haustier, Mensch und Umwelt runden dieses für einen großen Leserkreis interessante Werk ab.