Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Determining Animal Well-Being

  3. Stress in Animals

    1. Seymour Levine
      Pages 51-69
    2. Robert Dantzer, Pierre Mormède
      Pages 81-95
    3. Ralph L. Kitchell, Richard D. Johnson
      Pages 113-140
  4. Effects of Stress on Well-Being

    1. James P. Henry, Patricia Stephens-Larson
      Pages 161-175
    2. Mari S. Golub, M. Eric Gershwin
      Pages 177-192
    3. Kirk C. Klasing
      Pages 269-280
  5. Well-Being of Laboratory Animals

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 317-324

About this book


Based on a recent symposium that brought together experts in behavior, nutrition, physiology, immunology, and human and animal medicine, this volume presents an up-to-date discussion of the problems and methods of studying animal stress today. Section one reviews the evolutionary and ontogenetic determinants of animal suffering and the assessment of well-being. The second section examines biological responses to stress and methods of monitoring stress in animals. Section three shows how stress can threaten animal health, disrupt normal reproduction, and influence growth and metabolism. The final section relates the importance of animal stress to developing guidelines on the use of animals in scientific research. This is an invaluable reference for exploring these complex responses


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gary P. Moberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal Science and California Primate Research CenterUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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