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In order to improve animal welfare, a growing number of calves, heifers and dairy cows are reared in loose housing systems. However, (re)grouping unfamiliar animals may result in aggressive interactions and distress, especially for low ranked animals. Grouping of unfamiliar animals is found to...

Author(s)
Bøe, K. E.; Færevik, G.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 80, 3, pp 175-190
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This paper reviews the reasons why domestic dogs make good models to investigate cognitive processes related to social living and describes experimental approaches that can be adopted to investigate such processes in dogs. Domestic dogs are suitable models for investigating social cognition skills...

Author(s)
Cooper, J. J.; Ashton, C.; Bishop, S.; West, R.; Mills, D. S.; Young, R. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 81, 3, pp 229-244
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The red patch located on the propodus of Cherax quadricarinatus males is a sexually dimorphic structure. This patch presents an enigma because it is soft and uncalcified, consisting of a thin red to whitish-orange membrane. It presents an impairment of the fighting capability of the males, which,...

Author(s)
Karplus, I.; Sagi, A.; Khalaila, I.; Barki, A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Journal of Zoology, 2003, 259, 4, pp 375-379
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The social behaviour of pigs is reviewed, with reference to utilization of space, communication, cohesion and dispersal, and inter- and intra-group interactions. Disturbances to normal behaviour as a result of industrial farming practices during pregnancy, farrowing and among juveniles, including...

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Candotti, P.; Nodari, S. R.
Publisher
Società Italiana di Patologia ed Allevamento dei Suini, Parma, Italy
Citation
Atti della Societa Italianà di Patologia ed Allevamento dei Suini 2003 XXIX Meeting Annuale, Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, 2003, pp 133-158
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Author(s)
Daolio, S.
Citation
Obiettivi e Documenti Veterinari, 2000, 21, 7/8, pp 25-27
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Author(s)
Johnstone, R. A.
Citation
Ethology, 2000, 106, 1, pp 5-26
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The present review explores sexual differentiation in three non-conventional species: the spotted hyena, the elephant and the tammar wallaby, selected because of the natural challenges they present for contemporary understanding of sexual differentiation. According to the prevailing view of...

Author(s)
Glickman, S. E.; Short, R. V.; Renfree, M. B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Hormones and Behavior, 2005, 48, 4, pp 403-417
Abstract

The evolution of the horse began some 65 million years ago. The horse's survival has depended on adaptive behaviour patterns that enabled it to exploit a diverse range of habitats, to successfully rear its young and to avoid predation. Domestication took place relatively recently in evolutionary...

Author(s)
Goodwin, D.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
The welfare of horses, 2002, pp 1-18
Abstract

Molecular markers can provide information on the family structure of natural fish populations through molecular pedigree analysis. This information, which is otherwise difficult to obtain, can give important insights into the expression and evolution of phenotypic traits. We review the literature...

Author(s)
Wilson, A. J.; Ferguson, M. M.
Publisher
National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2002, 59, 10, pp 1696-1707
Abstract

Androgens are classically thought of as the sex steroids controlling male reproduction. However, in recent years evidence has accumulated showing that androgens can also be affected by the interactions between conspecifics, suggesting reciprocal interactions between androgens and behaviour. These...

Author(s)
Oliveira, R. F.; Hirschenhauser, K.; Carneiro, L. A.; Canario, A. V. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Science Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2002, 132, 1, pp 203-215

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