Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Edited by: Temple Grandin

The continuing domestication of animals is a complex process which has innumerable impacts on animal behavior. In this book, leading authorities explore the impact that increased intensities of genetic selection have on domestic animal behavior. Rodents, cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, guard dogs and poultry are all included.

This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal veterinary science in order to bridge the gap between the fields of genetics and behavioral research. The authors' objective is to show that principles discovered by behavioral geneticists have practical applications in agricultural and companion animals.


Synthesizes research from behavioral genetics, animal science and veterinary science.

Includes practical applications of principles discovered by behavioral geneticists.

Intentionally written with a minimum of scientific jargon so the topics can be understood by a broad cross-section of scientists.


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