The practical focus of this authoritative, comprehensive encyclopedia promotes the understanding and improvement of animal behavior without compromising welfare. Under the editorial direction of Professor Daniel Mills, the UK’s first specialist in veterinary behavioral medicine, over 180 international experts have contributed a wealth of fully cross-referenced entries from concise definitions to detailed short essays on biological, practical, clinical and ethical aspects of behavior and welfare in domestic, exotic, companion and zoo animals.
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