Ethostasis – the effect of constraining husbandry practices on animal behavior – is described and discussed. The review describes specific husbandry practices that may give rise to behavioral anomalies and how these anomalous behaviors may be of diagnostic value. Ready identification may facilitate correcting problems leading to lower productivity, diseases, and economic losses.
Fraser, A. F. and Fox, M. W.
"The Effects of Ethostasis on Farm Animal Behavior: A Theoretical Overview,"
International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems: Vol. 4:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/ijsap/vol4/iss1/14