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Group housing is becoming the standard for many farm animal species, as it is seen as a more welfare friendly way of keeping gregarious animals. Aggression between female breeding rabbits currently obstructs the implementation of group housing for this species. Lack of social experience during the...

Author(s)
Buijs, S.; Vangeyte, J.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 182, pp 53-60
Abstract

Rabbits are usually singly housed in laboratories, but a new emphasis on providing social housing for social species has prompted exploration of alternative housing for this species. However, a paucity of literature on the social behavior of rabbits in captivity has prevented scientific-based...

Author(s)
DiVincenti, L., Jr.; Rehrig, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2017, 20, 1, pp 86-94
Abstract

Housing systems should enable animals to interact socially while minimising aggression. This study investigated whether social interaction patterns in groups of indoor-housed gestating sows are affected by stocking density ('SD'), by varying the number of sows per pen, and day after mixing....

Author(s)
Rault, J. L.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2017, 57, 5, pp 896-902
Abstract

Social housing of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) is considered to be the cornerstone of behavioral management programs in biomedical facilities. However, it also involves the risk of socially inflicted trauma. The ability to avoid such trauma would contribute to the animals' well-being and...

Author(s)
Pomerantz, O.; Baker, K. C.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Primatology, 2017, 79, 8, pp e22671
Abstract

Biomedical facilities across the nation and worldwide aim to develop cost-effective methods for the reproductive management of macaque breeding groups, typically by housing macaques in large, multi-male multi-female social groups that provide monkey subjects for research as well as appropriate...

Author(s)
McCowan, B.; Beisner, B.; Hannibal, D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2018, 156, pp 77-82
Abstract

Group housing provides horses with social contact, a lack of which is associated with health and behavior problems. Despite the benefits of group housing for horses, horse owners are concerned about aggression and resulting injuries. This study focused on agonistic and affiliative interactions in a ...

Author(s)
Pierard, M.; McGreevy, P.; Geers, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2019, 29, pp 61-69
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

The basic question as to whether male laboratory mice should be singly or group housed represents a major animal welfare concern within current laboratory animal legislation and husbandry. To better understand the behavioural and physiological mechanisms underlying this issue, we conducted two...

Author(s)
Melotti, L.; Kästner, N.; Eick, A. K.; Schnelle, A. L.; Palme, R.; Sachser, N.; Kaiser, S.; Richter, S. H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2019, 214, pp 79-88
Abstract

Early life experiences can affect social behaviour in later life, but opportunities for socio-behavioural development are often overlooked in current husbandry practices. This experiment investigated the effects of rearing piglets in two-stage group lactation (GL) system from 7 or 14 days of age on ...

Author(s)
Verdon, M.; Morrison, R. S.; Rault, J. L.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2019, 13, 10, pp 2327-2335

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