Olfaction in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Paper: 978 1 78639 159 9 / $75.00
Published: July 2017  

Publisher: CABI
240 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 5/8"
tables & color illus
Evidence-based, yet entirely practical, this important new text builds upon the basics of neuroscience to describe the link between olfaction, animal behavior, and the importance of odors for animal welfare.

Focusing on animals managed by humans, and taking animal behavior as the starting point, the book is written in a straightforward style and features illustrated examples from many different species with in-depth research from acknowledged experts in the area.

From the scientific basis of olfaction and odor perception, the text covers pheromones, odorant learning, and behavioral tests before describing the role of olfaction in, for example, fear, foraging, and reproduction, and olfactory behavior in farm animals, zoo animals, laboratory animals, and companion animals.

Table of Contents:
Section 1
1. The nuts and bolts of olfaction—Nicolas Meunier, French National Instiute for National Research, France & Olivier Rampin, UTL-Essone, France
2. Innateness and learning in olfactory behaviour and odour perception—Birte L Nielsen
3. Pheromones, allelomones and behaviour—Tristram Wyatt, University of Oxford, UK
4. Behavioural tests of olfaction—Markus Fendt, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany and Raimund Apfelbach, University of Tuebingen, Germany
5. Is there such a thing as a bad smell? —Roland Salesse, INRA, France and Laurent Dormont

Section 2
6. The role of olfaction in feeding and foraging—Marije Oostinder, Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway
7. The role of olfaction in mate selection and reproductive behaviour—Luisa Amo, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
8. The role of olfaction for parental care and offspring survival—Frederic Levy, INRA, France and Raymond Nowak, INRA, France
9. The role of olfaction in disease detection and prevention—Tadeusz Jezierski
10. The role of olfaction in relation to stress and fear—Vincent Bombail, INRA, France
11. The role of olfaction in animal housing and as enrichment—Deborah Wells, Queens University Belfast, UK

Section 3
12. Olfactory behaviour in farm animals—Liesbeth Bolhuis, Wageningen University, Netherlands and Caroline Clouard, Wageningen University, Netherlands
13. Olfactory behaviour in zoo animals—Frank Rosell, Telemark University College, Norway and Roisin Campbell-Palmer
14. Olfactory behaviour in laboratory animals—Anders Ågmo, UIT, Norway
15. Olfactory behaviour in companion animals—Peter Hepper, Queens University Belfast, UK

Sample Chapter