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The animal may express pain by withdrawal reflexes, movements or postures to avoid or relieve the pain, vocalisations or a change in its social behaviour and level of activity. These signs are suggestive for the practitioner, but must, however, be differentiated from certain unspecific signs also...

Author(s)
Roches, A. de B. des; Guatteo, R.; Junot, S.; Faure, M.; Durand, D.; Boissy, A.; Mounier, L.; Veissier, I.
Publisher
Wolters Kluwer France, Rueil-Malmaison, France
Citation
Point Vétérinaire, 2014, 45, 343(Part 2), pp 60-65
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The social behaviour of cattle.

Author(s)
Bouissou, M. F.; Boissy, A.; Neindre, P. le; Veissier, I.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851993974)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Group-living animals have to reach consensus decisions through recruitment processes while collectively exploiting food resources in heterogeneous environments. In farming conditions, the group compositions are frequently modified, which can force the animals to readjust their collective...

Author(s)
Della-Rossa, L.; Chadoeuf, J.; Boissy, A.; Dumont, B.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2013, 150, 2, pp 153-173
Abstract

A total of 1347 weaned lambs from eight genotypes were tested over five consecutive years: Romanov (ROM) and Lacaune (LAC) pure breeds, the two F1 crossbreeds (RL and LR) and the offspring of ewes from these four genotypes sired with Berrichon-du-Cher rams (BCF). The lambs were individually exposed ...

Author(s)
Boissy, A.; Bouix, J.; Orgeur, P.; Poindron, P.; Bibé, B.; Neindre, P. le
Publisher
EDP Sciences, Les Ulis, France
Citation
Genetics, Selection, Evolution, 2005, 37, 4, pp 381-401
Abstract

In this review, we assess the current state of knowledge on domestication of the major livestock species. We present first some historical background on location and dates of domestication of livestock. The characteristics that favoured domestication are described, especially gregariousness,...

Author(s)
Mignon-Grasteau, S.; Boissy, A.; Bouix, J.; Faure, J. M.; Fisher, A. D.; Hinch, G. N.; Jensen, P.; Neindre, P. le; Mormède, P.; Prunet, P.; Vandeputte, M.; Beaumont, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Production Science, 2005, 93, 1, pp 3-14
Abstract

Mothered herbivores are more fearful towards humans than those reared artificially. However, in previous studies, both human contact and maternal environment factors have been confounded. This paper investigates the influence of early human contact (petting, bottle feeding) given to lambs (n=48)...

Author(s)
Boivin, X.; Boissy, A.; Nowak, R.; Henry, C.; Tournadre, H.; Neindre, P. le
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2002, 77, 4, pp 311-328
Abstract

Author(s)
Mounier, L.; Boissy, A.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Élevages et Santé, 2009, No.12, pp 23-28
Abstract

In animal husbandry, pigs have to cope with social challenges when regrouped with unfamiliar conspecifics. Regrouping pigs may result in an acute stress and physical injuries thus reducing animal welfare. The aim of the present experiment was to evaluate the behavioural, cortisol and growth...

Author(s)
Coutellier, L.; Arnould, C.; Boissy, A.; Orgeur, P.; Prunier, A.; Veissier, I.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 105, 1/3, pp 102-114
Abstract

This paper describes a test for gregarious grazing animals, which measures trade-offs between feeding and social companionship. Four groups of 10 female Scottish Blackface sheep were used for the study and bowls containing food pellets were used to draw individuals away from the group. The sheep...

Author(s)
Sibbald, A. M.; Erhard, H. W.; Hooper, R. J.; Dumont, B.; Boissy, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2006, 98, 1/2, pp 89-99
Abstract

Cattle are social animals that live in large, highly organised groups with stable social relationships. This high level of socialisation that has probably been at the basis of their domestication helps the farmer to manage the herd, their reproduction and their growth. The social organisation of...

Author(s)
Bouissou, M. F.; Boissy, A.
Publisher
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Versailles, France
Citation
INRA Productions Animales, 2005, 18, 2, pp 87-99

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