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The veterinary relevance of farm animal ethology
  1. DM Broom
  1. Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge.


The world expects veterinary knowledge to encompass all aspects of the lives of animals. These include their management and welfare, not just their diseases. Modern research into behaviour is relevant to practical veterinary work, such as animal handling and disease diagnosis, and also to general management and welfare. Hence, all veterinary courses should include instruction in behaviour and those involved in veterinary work should be aware of new developments in the subject.

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