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  1. Textbooks recommended 4 items
    1. An introduction to animal behaviour - Aubrey Manning, Marian Stamp Dawkins 2012

      Book Recommended

    2. BSAVA manual of canine and feline behavioural medicine - Debra Horwitz, D. S. Mills, British Small Animal Veterinary Association c2009

      Book Recommended

    3. Manual of clinical behavioral medicine for dogs and cats - Karen L. Overall c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

  2. Week 1: Affective states 7 items
    1. Affective states: valence, arousal, and motivational intensity 4 items
    2. The nature of positive and negative affective states 1 item
    3. Affective states and animal welfare frameworks 1 item
  3. Week 2: Introduction to stress 1 item
  4. Week 3: Effects of stress, stress reduction 2 items
    1. Management methods to improve the welfare of horses used in research - Valerie S. M. Jonckheer-Sheehy, Katherine A. Houpt 2015-8-24

      Article Recommended

  5. Week 4: Pain perception and management 8 items
    1. Anatomy and physiology of pain 2 items
      1. The anatomy and physiology of pain - Charlotte E. Steeds 02/2016

        Article Recommended

      2. Updating the definition of pain - Amanda C. de C. Williams, Kenneth D. Craig 11/2016

        Article Recommended

    2. Conscious perception of pain 2 items
      1. Diagnosing and treating pain in the horse - Polly M. Taylor, Peter J. Pascoe, Khursheed R. Mama 2002-4

        Article Recommended

    3. Pain assessment 2 items
      1. Pain scales and scoring in clinical settings: part 2 - Rebecca Robinson 07/03/2016

        Article Essential This can be read for free if you register with the website.

    4. Pain prevention and management 2 items
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  6. Week 5: Decision-making and motivation 12 items
    1. Decision-making 1 item
    2. Decision-making on different time scales 4 items
      1. Behavioural sequences

      2. Mechanisms of decision-making

    3. Decision-making and motivation 1 item
      1. Section of An introduction to animal behaviour

        Chapter Essential You can read page 193 in the scan for pages 193-198 under 'Measuring motivation' (see below)

    4. Measuring motivation 1 item
    5. Motivational states 1 item
      1. Is motivation specific or general? (Section of An introduction to animal behaviour)

        Chapter Recommended You can read the scan for these pages under 'Decision-making on different time scales' (see above)

    6. Homeostasis and negative feedback 2 items
    7. Conflict and abnormal behaviour 1 item
    8. Conflict and physiological stress 1 item
  7. Week 6: Behaviour 5 items
    1. Ethology 2 items
    2. Social Behaviour 1 item
    3. Qualitative Behaviour Assessment (QBA) 2 items
      1. Use of Qualitative Behaviour Assessment as an indicator of welfare in donkeys - Michela Minero, Emanuela Dalla Costa, Francesca Dai, Leigh Anne Margaret Murray 01/2016

        Article Background

  8. Week 7: The animal as an individual and intrinsic effects 7 items
    1. Genetic influences 1 item
    2. Behavioural strategies 1 item
      1. Coping styles in animals: current status in behavior and stress-physiology - J.M Koolhaas, S.M Korte, S.F De Boer, B.J Van Der Vegt 11/1999

        Article Recommended

    3. Breed and strain/line variation and selection for behavioural/stress responses 1 item
    4. Age and sex effects on behaviour and stress 1 item
      1. Animal models of social stress: effects on behavior and brain neurochemical systems - Robert J Blanchard, Christina R McKittrick, D.Caroline Blanchard 2001-6

        Article Essential Please read pages 261-262 and 268

    5. Physiological state effects 2 items
      1. Cortisol in mother's milk across lactation reflects maternal life history and predicts infant temperament - K. Hinde, A. L. Skibiel, A. B. Foster, L. Del Rosso 01/01/2015

        Article Recommended Please read pages 1-2 and 6-10

    6. Phylogenetic influences 1 item
  9. Week 8: Measuring behaviour 3 items
    1. Behaviour analysis 1 item
      1. Recent advances in the analysis of behavioural organization and interpretation as indicators of animal welfare - Lucy Asher, Lisa Collins, Angel Ortiz-Pelaez, Julian Drewe 2009

        Article Essential Please read pages 1103-1104.

    2. Temperament assessments 1 item
      1. The development and assessment of temperament tests for adult companion dogs - Katy D. Taylor, Daniel S. Mills 11/2006

        Article Recommended Please read pages 94-96 and 104.

    3. A note on anthropomorphism 1 item
  10. Week 9: Normal behaviour 2 items
  11. Week 10: Behavioural disorders 7 items
    1. Learning 2 items
    2. Common undesirable behaviours of non-pathological origin 1 item
    3. Common undesirable behaviours of pathological origin (Behaviour disorders) 2 items
      1. Pathological anxiety in animals - Frauke Ohl, Saskia S. Arndt, F. Josef van der Staay 2008-1

        Article Essential

      2. Chapter 7. "Abnormal Canine Behaviors and Behavioral Pathologies Not Primarily Involving Pathological Aggression".

        Chapter Background Read pages 231-309. Please note that this is also optional reading for Unit 11 and 12 of this module too.

    4. Stereotypic behaviour 2 items
  12. Week 11: Management and treatment of behaviour disorders (1) 4 items
    1. Behaviour modification 1 item
      1. Chapter 7. "Abnormal Canine Behaviors and Behavioral Pathologies Not Primarily Involving Pathological Aggression".

        Chapter Recommended Read pages 231-309. Please note that this is also optional reading for Unit 10 and 12 of this module too.

    2. Genetic selection 3 items
      1. Holding back the genes: limitations of research into canine behavioural genetics - Diane van Rooy, Elizabeth R Arnott, Jonathan B Early, Paul McGreevy 2014

        Article Recommended

      2. Genetics and genomics of animal behaviour and welfare—Challenges and possibilities - Per Jensen, Bart Buitenhuis, Joergen Kjaer, Adroaldo Zanella 10/2008

        Article Background

  13. Week 12: Management and treatment of behaviour disorders (2) 3 items
    1. Types of medication 2 items
      1. Part of chapter 24. "Pharmacology and pheromone therapy". - S. Crowell-Davis, G.M. Landsberg

        Chapter Essential Read pages 245-250

      2. Chapter 7. "Abnormal Canine Behaviors and Behavioral Pathologies Not Primarily Involving Pathological Aggression".

        Chapter Recommended Read pages 231-309. Please note that this is also optional reading for Unit 10 and 11 of this module too

    2. Pheromonotherapy 1 item
      1. Part of chapter 21. "Pharmacology and pheromone therapy" - S. Crowell-Davis, G.M Landsberg

        Chapter Recommended Read pages 253-256.