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Housing affects social behaviors, such as competition, but little work has addressed affiliative behaviors. This study compared social licking (SL) in pregnant heifers housed indoors (in a free-stall barn) versus outdoors (on pasture), and relationships with competition, feeding and physical...

Tresoldi, G.; Weary, D. M.; Machado Filho, L. C. P.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Animals, 2015, 5, 4, pp 1169-1179