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A standardised and comprehensive approach to describe dominance relationships in gregarious farm animals quantitatively was recently developed, incorporating a combination of appropriate sociometric measures. The present study applied this approach to a comparative analysis of the social...

Author(s)
Puppe, B.; Langbein, J.; Bauer, J.; Hoy, S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2008, 113, 2/3, pp 155-162
AbstractFull Text

Rearing practices in pig husbandry can be stressful for animals. Especially, mixing of unfamiliar pregnant sows and the consecutive fighting for establishing a social hierarchy can affect animals' welfare and physiology. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impacts of a chronic social...

Author(s)
Couret, D.; Prunier, A.; Otten, W.; Puppe, B.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Mounier, A. M.; Lefebvre, M.; Merlot, E.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2007, 39, pp 63-68
Abstract

Social dominance is a multidimensional phenomenon occurring in all gregarious farm animals and finds its reflection in a dominance hierarchy. Hence, numerous studies have tried to analyse dominance relationships as well as to correlate outcoming results (mostly individual ranks) with other...

Author(s)
Langbein, J.; Puppe, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2004, 87, 3/4, pp 293-315
Abstract

Four trials were carried out, where in each trial during a selection test 2 groups of growing pigs (12 weeks old) with 9 animals each were randomly formed. After a week, the top (TR) and bottom (BR) ranking pig from each group was isolated and kept under single housing conditions. At the age of 15...

Author(s)
Otten, W.; Puppe, B.; Stabenow, B.; Kanitz, E.; Schön, P. C.; Brüssow, K. P.; Nürnberg, G.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1997, 55, 1/2, pp 79-90
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Author(s)
Puppe, B.
Citation
Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 1996, 109, 11/12, pp 457-464
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Author(s)
Otten, W.; Stabenow, B.; Schön, P. C.; Puppe, B.; Kanitz, E.
Citation
Stočarstvo, 1996, 50, 6, pp 411-418