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Stress and Pheromonatherapy in Small Animal Clinical Behaviour

Post by Eleanor on Sun May 31, 2015 12:54 pm

Stress and Pheromonatherapy in Small Animal Clinical Behaviour

Author: Daniel Mills, Maya Braem Dube and Helen Zulch

Year of Publication: 2012

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell



Abstract:

Stress and Pheromonatherapy in Small Animal Clinical Behaviour is about how stress impacts on animal behaviour and welfare and what we can do about it, especially by using chemical signals more effectively. This readily accessible text starts from first principles and is useful to both academics and practitioners alike. It offers a framework for understanding how pheromonatherapy can be used to encourage desirable behaviour in dogs and cats and also a fresh approach to understanding the nature of clinical animal behaviour problems.

The authors have pioneered the use of pheromone therapy within the field of clinical animal behaviour. As the culmination of many years of research and experience, they offer sound evidence-based advice on how and when pheromones can be used most effectively.

The first part of the book deals with some fundamental concepts, focusing on the key concepts of stress, communication and perception. It then provides a framework for the evaluation of problem behaviour to allow consideration of the possible role or not of pheromonatherapy. Part 2 covers the application of these concepts to a range of specific situations, concentrating on conditions in which there has been most research to support the efficacy of pheromonatherapy.

Suitable for veterinarians in small animal practice, students of clinical animal behaviour, veterinary nurses and technicians, as well as specialists and researchers in animal behaviour therapy.
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Post by Lorraine on Sun May 31, 2015 7:04 pm

I've been at a seminar all weekend by Clive Wynne, a professor of animal behaviour n Arizona. He was saying there is no scientific evidence (i.e. from studies, rahter than just observations) that pheromones have any effect at all. They are very popular among American behavioural veterinary members, but its all based on very little evidence.
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Post by Eleanor on Sun May 31, 2015 9:46 pm

I have to be honest - I know little to nothing about how pheromonatherapy works! laughing I've not gotten around to actually reading the book yet. It sounds interesting, though from what you've said, not entirely reliable. tongue
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