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Rabbits are usually singly housed in laboratories, but a new emphasis on providing social housing for social species has prompted exploration of alternative housing for this species. However, a paucity of literature on the social behavior of rabbits in captivity has prevented scientific-based...

Author(s)
DiVincenti, L., Jr.; Rehrig, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2017, 20, 1, pp 86-94
Abstract

Two alternative rat cages and their effect on home cage physical and social activity were evaluated in male Sprague Dawley (SPD) and Spontaneously Hypertensive (SH) rats for 10 weeks. Rats were housed strainwise in pairs in ST cages, in groups of eight in Enriched Rat Cage System (ERC) equipped...

Author(s)
Spangenberg, E.; Remes, C.; Mikkelsen, L. F.; Cvek, K.
Publisher
Scandinavian Society for Laboratory Animal Science, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science, 2011, 38, 1, pp 47-66
Abstract

Group housing is often assumed to improve the welfare of gregarious species. Whether this is actually the case depends on the advantages (e.g. more opportunity for social and locomotor behaviour) and disadvantages (e.g. increased fighting and wounding) induced by the specific housing type. We...

Author(s)
Buijs, S.; Maertens, L.; Hermans, K.; Vangeyte, J.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2015, 172, pp 44-51
Abstract

In nature, the way essential resources are distributed is recognized as a potentially important factor influencing the frequency of aggressive interactions between animals. This knowledge is rarely taken into consideration when designing housing environments for social groups of farm animals. Adult ...

Author(s)
Akre, A. K.; Hovland, A. L.; Bakken, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2010, 126, 1/2, pp 67-74
Abstract

Due to farmed foxes' (Vulpes vulpes) social flexibility and possible motivation for intraspecific contact, group housing may act as an alternative housing procedure. Because initial social contact between silver foxes usually involves agonistic displays as a part of foxes' social dominance...

Author(s)
Hovland, A. L.; Akre, A. K.; Bakken, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2010, 126, 3/4, pp 154-162
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Author(s)
Korhonen, H.; Alasuutari, S.
Citation
Scientifur, 1991, 15, 3, pp 201-210
Abstract

Author(s)
Wickens, S.; Hubrecht, R.; Buckwell, T.; Gregory, D.; Robb, D.; Wilsson, M.; Rochlitz, I.
Publisher
Institute of Animal Technology, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Technology, 2001, 52, 1, pp 43-47
AbstractFull Text

Waldrapp Ibis (Geronticus eremita) are critically endangered, so their future existence is reliant on global captive breeding efforts. Due to their sociable nature the species is often kept in mixed-species exhibits in captivity. Yet little is understood, across all taxa, of the interactions of...

Author(s)
Sedman-Smith, R.; Hosie, L.
Publisher
Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the 4th Annual Symposium on Zoo Research, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol, UK, 8-9 July 2002, 2003, pp 90-99
Abstract

Three separate aspects of avian behaviour are presented in this symposium.
G. McBride briefly describes the factors governing social behaviour in the fowl, emphasising that certain behavioural patterns are strongly influenced by the presence of dominant neighbours, while others, such as feather...

Author(s)
FREEMAN, B. M.; GORDON, R. F.
Citation
Aspects of poultry behaviour. Br. Egg Mktg Bd Symp., 1970, 6, Pt 2, pp vii + 64 pp.

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