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Disease is one of the single largest issues facing food animal agriculture today. Risk factors for various diseases in cattle, swine and chickens include aspects of both the physical and social environment. In this paper we review literature linking the social environment to illness in farm...

Author(s)
Proudfoot, K. L.; Weary, D. M.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 138, 3/4, pp 203-215
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Despite the compulsory test and slaughter campaigns in cattle, bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is still present in Spain, and the role of wildlife reservoirs is increasingly recognized. We provide an update on recent progress made in bTB control in Spanish wildlife, including aspects of epidemiology,...

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Gortazar, C.; Vicente, J.; Boadella, M.; Ballesteros, C.; Galindo, R. C.; Garrido, J.; Aranaz, A.; Fuente, J. de la
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 170-178
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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...

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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
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The use of traditional operant conditioning techniques to assess the behavioural needs of farm animals has been criticised because presenting short rewards repeatedly may interrupt bouts of behaviour and thereby devalue the reward. The two reported experiments (one including 12 calves and one...

Author(s)
Jensen, M. B.; Pedersen, L. J.; Hansen, S. W.; Munksgaard, L.; Ladewig, J.; Matthews, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2001, 56, 1, pp 23-29
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Author(s)
Mattiello, S.
Publisher
Edagricole, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Obiettivi e Documenti Veterinari, 2001, 22, 6, pp 15-18
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Fear response and domestic behaviour of sheep, cattle, horses, and pigs were studied under four different experimental stress conditions. As standard aversive stimulus, the factor of human presence during feeding time was used under the following conditions: animals were starved for 12-14 or 2...

Author(s)
Lankin, V. S.; Bouissou, M. F.
Publisher
MAIK Nauka Interperiodica Publishing, Moscow, Russia
Citation
Genetika (Moskva), 2001, 37, 7, pp 947-961
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Author(s)
Giles, L. R.; Kilgour, R. J.
Citation
Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, 1999, 12, pp 187-192
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Author(s)
Cockram, M. S.; Mitchell, M. A.
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Occasional Publication - British Society of Animal Science, 1999, No. 23, pp 43-64
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Signoret, J. P.; Levy, F.; Nowak, R.; Orgeur, P.; Schaal, B.
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Point Vétérinaire, 1997, 28, 181, pp 1045-1052
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Author(s)
Graf, B.
Citation
Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 1995, 137, 9, pp 423-431

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