An overview of the behavioural biology of sheep and implications for their use in research as a laboratory animal. The chapter covers their typical use in research, their behaviour as determined by natural history, including social organisation and parental behaviour, feeding behaviour and communication. Common behaviours expressed by sheep in captivity, and how to maintain behavioural health is discussed. Specific aspects of the use and management of sheep for research are outlined.
|Title of host publication
|Behavioral biology of laboratory animals
|Kristine Coleman, Stephen Schapiro
|Print publication - 1 Sept 2021