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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
Abstract

Harmful social behaviours are prevalent in commercial farming environments and their reduction through economically feasible husbandry changes is challenging. Selective breeding may offer a complementary approach to reduce the expression of these traits. This article explores the progress made in...

Author(s)
Turner, S. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2011, 134, 1/2, pp 1-9
Abstract

Social interactions between individuals, such as co-operation and competition, are key factors in evolution by natural selection. As a consequence, evolutionary biologists have developed extensive theories to understand the consequences of social interactions for response to natural selection....

Author(s)
Rodenburg, T. B.; Bijma, P.; Ellen, E. D.; Bergsma, R.; Vries, S. de; Bolhuis, J. E.; Kemp, B.; Arendonk, J. A. M. van
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2010, 19, Supplement, pp 77-82
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
Abstract

Alexander, G. I. Production effects in beef cattle in south-east Queensland. Anderson, J. The establishment and development of a cattle industry in New Guinea. Ashton, G. C. β-globulin type and fertility in artificially bred dairy cattle in Queensland. Ashton, G. C. Digestibility studies with...

Publisher
Australian National Research Council, Sydney, Australia
Citation
Australian Journal of Science, 1961, 24, pp 114

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