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There is a close connexion between the function and stability of the social hierarchy and the surrounding environment. Environmental factors which break down the social ranking involve development of frustrated and aggressive behaviour, with increased tail biting and consequent reduced...

Author(s)
Hansen, L. L.; Hagelsoe, A. M.
Citation
Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, 1980, 30, 4, pp 388-392
Abstract

Living in groups with conspecifics can increase an animal's fitness in the wild. A social environment may also be imposed by commercial farming industries. One important measure of competition and group dynamics is the level of aggressive interaction. This can also influence the level of damage or...

Author(s)
Patullo, B. W.; Baird, H. P.; Macmillan, D. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 120, 3/4, pp 231-237
AbstractFull Text

The purpose of this study was to examine the lack of breeding in a herd of seven rhino, kept on a game ranch in Zimbabwe. The herd of four females and three males spent the day out on the ranch herded under armed guard and the night penned to protect them from poachers. Despite all females showing...

Author(s)
Randle, H. D.; Kiley-Worthington, M.
Publisher
Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Symposium on Zoo Research, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Paignton, Devon, UK, 6-7th July 2000, 2000, pp 73-82
Abstract

Three separate aspects of avian behaviour are presented in this symposium.
G. McBride briefly describes the factors governing social behaviour in the fowl, emphasising that certain behavioural patterns are strongly influenced by the presence of dominant neighbours, while others, such as feather...

Author(s)
FREEMAN, B. M.; GORDON, R. F.
Citation
Aspects of poultry behaviour. Br. Egg Mktg Bd Symp., 1970, 6, Pt 2, pp vii + 64 pp.
Abstract

Mixed-species exhibits offer a variety of benefits but can be challenging to maintain due to difficulty in managing interspecific interactions. This is particularly true when little has been documented on the behavior of the species being mixed. This was the case when we attempted to house three...

Author(s)
Valuska, A. J.; Leighty, K. A.; Ferrie, G. M.; Nichols, V. D.; Tybor, C. L.; Plassé, C.; Bettinger, T. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2013, 32, 2, pp 216-221
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Author(s)
Brown, A.
Publisher
British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the 8th Annual Symposium on Zoo Research, Colchester Zoo, UK, 24-25 July 2006, 2007, pp 143
Abstract

Group housing is often assumed to improve the welfare of gregarious species. Whether this is actually the case depends on the advantages (e.g. more opportunity for social and locomotor behaviour) and disadvantages (e.g. increased fighting and wounding) induced by the specific housing type. We...

Author(s)
Buijs, S.; Maertens, L.; Hermans, K.; Vangeyte, J.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2015, 172, pp 44-51
Abstract

Group housing of gestating sows benefits their welfare by allowing them freedom of movement and the opportunity for social interaction. However, social life could also bring disadvantages for individuals who receive direct aggression or are displaced from the feeder. The aim of this study was to...

Author(s)
Norring, M.; Valros, A.; Bergman, P.; Marchant-Forde, J. N.; Heinonen, M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2019, 13, 2, pp 392-398
Abstract

Cheetahs are known to reproduce poorly in captivity and research suggests that the reasons for this are behavioral, rather than physiological. In the wild, male cheetahs remain in stable groups, or coalitions, throughout their lifetime. Appropriate social group housing is important in enhancing...

Author(s)
Chadwick, C. L.; Rees, P. A.; Stevens-Wood, B.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2013, 32, 5, pp 518-527
Abstract

The author examined the effects of confinement on social interactions of dry (non-lactating) sows, and the effects of continuous noise on communication between sows and piglets during suckling. The interaction patterns of dry sows were analysed with respect to their effects on the behaviour of...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
Publisher
Department of Animal Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences, Skara, Sweden
Citation
Confinement and continuous noise as environmental factors affecting communication in the domestic pig., 1983, pp 146pp.

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