Ekesbo, I., Gunnarsson, S. 2018. Farm Animal Behaviour: Characteristics for Assessment and Welfare (2nd ed). CABI, Wallingford, UK.
Completely updated and revised, and with a new author team, this second edition of Farm Animal Behaviour continues to provide essential information on normal and stereotypic behaviors in a wide variety of farm animals to help in the assessment and diagnosis of their welfare. Comprehensive coverage of a range of farmed animals from horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs through to domesticated poultry, deer, ostrich and many other species. Innate, learned and social behaviors are described together with activity, vision and hearing to build a picture of normal behaviors presented in a clear and consistent way for each species. Stereotypical behaviors, injuries and disease, resulting from improper management practices, are outlined in detail. With quality color illustrations, key information can be found readily for those in a busy clinical setting. Key expert authors contribute their long-standing knowledge, clinical and scientific expertise. Farm Animal Behaviour, second edition, provides a comprehensive yet concise background for all students, postgraduates and practitioners in veterinary medicine, animal science welfare and ethology.