The Authors present a brief review of the historical background of contemporary ethology and its applied branches, which may help in understanding which questions this area seeks to answer. it is argued that ethological concepts, together with anatomy and physiology, give a comprehensive and complete picture of the biology of an animal. Finally, this review explains how ethology and animal protection became examination subjects from academic year 1985/86 in the italian Veterinary Medicine curriculum.
Ethology and Veterinary Medicine / F. Grasselli; P.G. Bracchi. - In: ANNALI DELLA FACOLTÀ DI MEDICINA VETERINARIA. UNIVERSITÀ DI PARMA. - ISSN 0393-4802. - XXX(2010), pp. 23-30.