Behavior of sick animals.

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Abstract

The behavior of the sick animal is not necessarily a result of physical debilitation; it can be viewed as part of a highly organized adaptive strategy that is at times critical to survival if the animal were living in the wild state. Domestic ruminants appear to have retained this behavioral mode when they are sick. This article brings together several lines of current research about depression, appetite control, and the role of fever in facilitating an animal's ability to combat viral and bacterial infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-391
Number of pages9
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Animal Behavior
Aptitude
Ruminants
Appetite
Virus Diseases
Bacterial Infections
animals
Fever
Depression
appetite
bacterial infections
fever
ruminants
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Behavior of sick animals. / Hart, Benjamin.

In: The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice, Vol. 3, No. 2, 01.01.1987, p. 383-391.

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