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
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
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