Stereotypic Animal Behaviour

Fundamentals and Applications to Welfare

  • Edited by G. Mason
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Abnormal behaviour patterns, from the jumping and somersaulting of caged laboratory mice to the pacing of enclosed 'big cats', are displayed by many millions of farm, zoo, research and companion animals. Including new chapters and over 30 contributors, this book focuses on the causation and treatment of these environment-induced stereotypic behaviours, and their implications for animal welfare and normalcy of brain functioning.The book begins by taking an ethological perspective, focusing on the constraints captivity places on animals' normal behavioural repertoires, and the effects these have on specific motivational systems. It then addresses the role of dysfunction, particularly the impact of chronic stress and impoverished environments on brain functioning. The book then moves on to explore how stereotypic behaviours can be tackled, once they have emerged, using diverse techniques from environmental enrichment to pharmaceutical intervention. It concludes by giving a new definition for 'stereotypic behaviour', and a discussion of future research directions.
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Part 1: Normal Animal, Abnormal Environment?; Stereotypic oral behaviour in captive unguates: Foraging, diet and gastro-intestinal function,; Locomotory stereotypies in carnivores: does pacing stem from hunting, ranging or frustrated escape?; The motivational basis of caged rodents' stereotypies,; Part 2: Stereotypies as Pathologies; Perseveration and Stereotypy - Systems-Level Insights from Clinical Psychology,; Social deprivation and social separation: Developmental insights from primatology,; The Neurobiology of Stereotypy I: Environmental Complexity,; The Neurophysiology of Stereotypy II - The Role of Stress,; Part 3: Treating Stereotypies; Environmental enrichment as a strategy for mitigating stereotypies in zoo animals: a literature review and metaanalysis,; Veterinary and pharmacological approaches to abnormal repetitive behaviour,; Part 4: In Conclusion; Stereotypies in captive animals: Fundamentals and implications for animal welfare.
Productdetails
Uitgavejaar 2008
ISBN 9781845934651
Verschijningsdatum 1 okt. 2008
Omvang 384
Auteur(s) Edited by G. Mason
Bindwijze Paperback
Taal Engels
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