Domestic animals live in a profoundly different habitat to their wild ancestors and in many cases their appearance and behaviour have changed substantially. In some cases the behaviour of domestic animals can be understood only in light of the evolutionary history of the species, yet in other cases, the actions of domestic species are not part of the natural species-specific behaviour at all. Distinguishing between these possibilities is important in identifying situations in which a domestic animal may be under stress or its welfare compromised.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
This subject is for students in an approved Masters or Postgraduate Level Courses. It may also be undertaken by students in the Bachelor of Animal Science and Bachelor of Equine Science courses as electives, following approval by the Subject Coordinator and the student's Course Director.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.