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Elevated parasite infection risk is considered to be a near-universal cost of social living. However, living in groups may also provide benefits that reduce the negative impacts of infection. These potential 'tolerance' benefits of living socially are theoretically possible, but have rarely been...

Author(s)
Ezenwa, V. O.; Worsley-Tonks, K. E. L.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2018, 285, 1892, pp 20182142
Abstract

Within animal societies, demographic and social factors, as well as the different reproductive efforts of group members, may influence individual patterns of reproductive success and parasitism. In mammals, such relationships have been studied primarily in male-dominant species. To better...

Author(s)
Smyth, K. N.; Drea, C. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Behavioral Ecology, 2016, 27, 1, pp 148-157
Abstract

Individual reproductive success largely depends on the ability to optimize behaviour, immune function and the physiological stress response. We have investigated correlations between behaviour, faecal steroid metabolites, immune parameters, parasite excretion patterns and reproductive output in a...

Author(s)
Frigerio, D.; Cibulski, L.; Ludwig, S. C.; Campderrich, I.; Kotrschal, K.; Wascher, C. A. F.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Journal of Ornithology, 2016, 157, 3, pp 839-851
Abstract

The immunocompetence handicap hypothesis posits that androgens in males can be a 'double-edged sword', actively promoting reproductive success, while also negatively impacting health. Because there can be both substantial androgen concentrations in females and significant androgenic variation among ...

Author(s)
Smyth, K. N.; Greene, L. K.; Clutton-Brock, T.; Drea, C. M.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Biology Letters, 2016, 12, 10, pp 20160660
Abstract

Conditions experienced during early life have been frequently shown to exert long-term consequences on an animal's fitness. In mammals and birds, the time around and shortly after weaning is one of the crucial periods early in life. However, little is known about how social and abiotic...

Author(s)
Rödel, H. G.; Starkloff, A.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Oecologia, 2014, 176, 2, pp 389-398
Abstract

Parasitic infections transmitted between livestock and wildlife pose a significant risk to wildlife conservation efforts and constrain livestock productivity in tropical regions of the world. Gastrointestinal helminths are among the most ubiquitous parasites, and many parasites within this taxon...

Author(s)
VanderWaal, K.; Omondi, G. P.; Obanda, V.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2014, 205, 1/2, pp 224-232
Abstract

Author(s)
Springer, A.; Fichtel, C.; Leendertz, F.; Calvignac-Spencer, S.; Mellmann, A.; Nunn, C. L.; Kappeler, P. M.
Publisher
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Proceedings of the International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals, Warsaw, Poland, 28-31 May 2014, 2014, pp 26
AbstractFull Text

This volume presents state of the art scientific research carried out in Italy on the cetacean populations present in the Mediterranean Sea. It is divided into 4 parts. Part I describes the hosts, morphology, pathogenesis and life cycle of the main macroparasites and epibionts of cetaceans,...

Author(s)
Manfredi, M. T.; Gazzonis, A. L.; Merella, P.; Garippa, G.; Musella, V.
Publisher
Veterinary Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Naples, Italy
Citation
Mappe Parassitologiche, 2012, 16, pp 184 pp.
Abstract

Heterogeneity of host behaviour can play an important role in the spread of parasites and pathogens around wildlife populations. Social networks have previously been suggested to represent transmission pathways within a population, but where the dynamics of host-parasite interactions are difficult...

Author(s)
Fenner, A. L.; Godfrey, S. S.; Bull, C. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2011, 80, 4, pp 835-843
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Environmental factors affecting intake.

This chapter considers intake responses to changes in temperature, photoperiod, the social environment, housing and feeding conditions, and disease. There are all external factors that are not directly associated with the characteristics of the food on offer or with the genetic make-up of the...

Author(s)
Forbes, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932794)
Type
Book chapter

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