Animal Behaviour

Applied ethology is the study of the behaviour of animals that are under some form of human management and is a growing scientific field that is helping to improve welfare of animals kept in homes, on farms and in zoos.

This site is maintained by a veterinarian with a particular interest in animal behaviour. It contains three types of information for different types of visitor:

Children are directed to the kids’ stuff pages that look at the sorts of greeting, grouping and grumbling seen in domestic animals.

General readers are most likely to be interested in the page on training and those dedicated to farm, companion and exotic animals.

Veterinarians and animal scientists are commended to the summaries of recent scientific reports and their implications for animal welfare that can be found in the recent advances page.