Feeding and welfare of domestic animals: A Darwinistic framework

P. Koene

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Abstract

This chapter explores the natural feeding behaviour, domestic feeding, behavioural problems related to feeding in captivity and welfare of domestic animals, particularly cattle, horse and chicken. The solutions for feeding problems and poor welfare are discussed. The concept of environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA), environment of domestic adaptedness (EDA) and environment of current adaptedness (ECA) is presented. Methods for measuring mismatch and eventually a Darwinistic framework are given that naturally select the most optimal adaptation of the animal to its environment
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeeding in Domestic Vertebrates: From Structure to Bahaviour
EditorsV. Bels
PublisherCABI
Chapter6
Pages84-107
ISBN (Print)9781845930639
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameCABI Publishing Series
PublisherThe CABI publishing company

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    Koene, P. (2006). Feeding and welfare of domestic animals: A Darwinistic framework. In V. Bels (Ed.), Feeding in Domestic Vertebrates: From Structure to Bahaviour (pp. 84-107). (CABI Publishing Series). CABI. https://doi.org/10.1079/9781845930639.0084