15 episodes

Humans have domesticated and handled animals for 14,000 years. Modern times have brought urbanization and technology which have caused a drastic decline in human-animal interactions. As a result, the knowledge of how to properly handle, restrain, and house animals is in decline. In Better Animal Handling, C.B. Chastain, veterinarian and professor emeritus, describes effective, humane animal handling with emphasis on safety measures to prevent injury and the transmission of zoonotic diseases.

Better Animal Handling Dr. C.B. Chastain

    • Education

Humans have domesticated and handled animals for 14,000 years. Modern times have brought urbanization and technology which have caused a drastic decline in human-animal interactions. As a result, the knowledge of how to properly handle, restrain, and house animals is in decline. In Better Animal Handling, C.B. Chastain, veterinarian and professor emeritus, describes effective, humane animal handling with emphasis on safety measures to prevent injury and the transmission of zoonotic diseases.

    Containments for Pets and Laboratory Animals

    Containments for Pets and Laboratory Animals

    Small animal containments (cages, crates, runs, fences) affect animal safety and behavior.

    • 11 min
    Health and Behavior

    Health and Behavior

    Psychological and physical health can affect animal behavior.

    • 12 min
    Species Differences in Aggressiveness and Training Methods

    Species Differences in Aggressiveness and Training Methods

    Species differences occur in when and how aggressiveness is shown and the training methods that they best respond to.

    • 15 min
    Resistance Behaviors

    Resistance Behaviors

    Aggression in animals has many triggers, including protection of young, feeling or fearing pain, predatory instincts, possessiveness, fear, breeding competition, and dominance.

    • 13 min
    Vision and Behavior

    Vision and Behavior

    How vision differs among animals, and the effects that their type of vision has on behavior.

    • 15 min
    Hearing, Touch, and Behavior

    Hearing, Touch, and Behavior

    Hearing and touch have considerable effects on animal behavior

    • 14 min

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