Special Issue "Cat Behaviour, Physiology and Welfare"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 9 May 2021.
Interests: Veterinary, behaviour, human-animal bond
The number of cats sharing space and experiences with people has been increasing in the last decades, playing an important role in human life. However, compared to other species such as the dog, the study of domestic cats has not yet been well developed.
The aim of the current Special Issue is to extend the knowledge of cat behaviour, physiology, and welfare. Topics covered by this Special Issue range from studies with an ethological approach to those more focused on applied ethology, animal welfare, behavioural medicine, etc.
Some examples of fields of research concerning this Special Issue are the following:
- Cat behavioural, physiological, and endocrine parameters;
- Cat–human bond;
- Cat social behaviour;
- Feline behavioural problems;
- Cat welfare;
- Cat cognition;
- Behaviour and welfare of other felids;
This Special Issue welcomes contributions in literature reviews, empirical research papers, or opinion pieces.
Dr. Chiara Mariti
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