|Principles of Animal Communication
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Author: J. W. Bradbury
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Aimed at upper-level undergraduate and first year graduate students, this book covers all aspects of the subject from neurobiology and evolution to physics and economics. Starting with the physics and physiology of signal production, propagation and reception, the book proceeds to the economics of cooperating communicators and ends with a discussion of the complications arising when the interests of sender and receiver do not coincide. A variety of signal analysis and evolutionary methods are explained and demonstrated using examples. Although the authors emphasize a quantitative approach throughout, only a basic knowledge of algebra is needed and the relevance of all the results is explained. The authors also identify unresolved issues - subjects for future research.
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|Pasture Management for Horses and Ponies
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Author: Gillian McCarthy
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Anyone who owns or looks after horses should be concerned with the pasture that the animal feeds from and lives on for much of the year. This book is a practical guide to pasture management for all levels of ownership that is whether the animal is a backyard pony or a thoroughbred horse in a professional breeding establishment. In the book, problem areas are identified and management solutions given, most of which consider the conservation issue.
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|Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle: Seventh Revised Edition
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Author: Subcommittee on Dairy Cattle Nutrition
This widely used reference has been updated and revamped to reflect the changing face of the dairy industry. New features allow users to pinpoint nutrient requirements more accurately for individual animals. The committee also provides guidance on how nutrient analysis of feed ingredients, insights into nutrient utilization by the animal, and formulation of diets to reduce environmental impacts can be applied to productive management decisions.
The committee addresses important issues unique to dairy science-the dry or transition cow, udder edema, milk fever, low-fat milk, calf dehydration, and more. The also volume covers dry matter intake, including how to predict feed intake. It addresses the management of lactating dairy cows, utilization of fat in calf and lactation diets, and calf and heifer replacement nutrition. In addition, the many useful tables include updated nutrient composition for commonly used feedstuffs.
|Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction, 2e
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Brand: Brand: Saunders Ltd.
The new edition of this introductory-level textbook continues to offer a concise and approachable bridge between student lecture notes and more detailed clinical reference works. All aspects of equine medicine, surgery and reproduction are covered in a single, convenient volume. The second edition has been subject to an extensive revision, with each chapter updated and new chapters added to cover wound management, critical care, anaesthesia and sedation, and diagnostic imaging. While offering key information in an easily and quickly digested format for clinical veterinary students and practising veterinary surgeons, this second edition of Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction will also be relevant to students undertaking equine science degrees, and to professional horse owners and trainers.
The wide range of international contributors, highly experienced and all experts in their fields, ensures that the new edition of this popular all-in-one resource remains as indispensable as ever.
- Comprehensive coverage of all areas of equine medicine, surgery and reproduction
- Easy-to-use format
- Completely revised since the first edition with new chapters added
- Now with over 100 new illustrations including colour photographs
- Includes diagnostic and therapeutic information as well as descriptions of commonly employed clinical techniques
- Includes lists of important differential diagnoses for common clinical signs
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|The Behavior of Animals: Mechanisms, Function And Evolution
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Brand: Johan J Bolhuis
This wide-ranging textbook provides a broad overview of the current state of animal behavior studies.
- An ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in biology, experimental psychology and neuroscience.
- Comprises a series of contributions from international experts.
- Represents a diverse set of approaches to animal behavior.
- Ranges across the subject all levels, from molecules and neurons to individuals and populations.
- Draws on the work of the pioneering Dutch ethologist, Niko Tinbergen.
- Addresses all four of Tinbergen’s key questions: causation, development, function, and evolution.
- Deals with contemporary subjects, such as animal welfare, conservation, neurobiology, and animal cognition.
- The Behavior of Animals Mechanisms Function and Evolution
|Canine Nutrition: Choosing the Best Food for Your Breed
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Author: William D. Cusick
The best dog food is not good food if it's not the best food for YOUR particular breed of dog.
|Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds
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Free-living birds encounter multiple health hazards brought on by viruses, bacteria, and fungi, some which in turn can significantly impact other animal populations and human health. Newly emerging diseases and new zoonotic forms of older diseases have brought increased global attention to the health of wild bird populations. Recognition and management of these diseases is a high priority for all those involved with wildlife.
Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds provides biologists, wildlife managers, wildlife and veterinary health professionals and students with the most comprehensive reference on infectious viral, bacterial and fungal diseases affecting wild birds. Bringing together contributions from an international team of experts, the book offers the most complete information on these diseases, their history, causative agents, significance and population impact. Focusing on more than just treatment, special emphasis is given to disease processes, recognition and epidemiology.
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|Dogspeak: How to Understand Your Dog and Help Him Understand You (Dog Care Companions)
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Author: The Editors of Pets: Part of the Family
Dog Care Companions
Everything you need to communicate effectively with your dog! Discover your dog's secret signals--and learn how to help him understand yours. You'll find fascinating tips on:
Body Language . . .
Making Contact . . .
Barking . . .
. . . and Advanced Commands.
From the power of eye contact to the mysterious sixth sense, Dogspeak reveals why dogs do the amazing things they do.
Dogspeak is part of the Dog Care Companions, a series of books for pet lovers on behavior, health care, training, communication, and more.
|Gulls, Second Edition: A Guide to Identification (Natural World)
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Author: P. J. Grant
The Second Edition of Gulls: A Guide to Identification incorporates a great deal of new information discovered since the last edition. Most of the entries have been updated, and the species drawings and distribution maps have been improved. Gulls details 31 species, and includes a new section on eight extra species which occur on the west coast of Canada and the United States. The book now features all species and subspecies which occur regularly in the whole of North America.
* Covers 31 species in detail
* Contains more than 500 photographs including 79 photographs for eight North American species
* Improved identification drawings and distribution maps
|A Practical Guide to Performance Appraisals
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Author: Karen Gendron
Written for those in the veterinary profession and published by the press of the American Animal Hospital Association, this step-by-step book/handbook/disk package walks through the performance appraisal process, explaining how to decide when to perform employee reviews, how to choose the most appropriate type of review, how to prepare for the review, and how to ensure that management and employees truly benefit from the review process. Forms for traditional and world reviews are included. A companion handbook gives advice for employees undergoing the performance appraisal process. The accompanying disk contains forms from the book. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)