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The attachment is supposed to be the basic organizational factor for the social structure of any species that is organized into a group. The dependence shown by the attached individuals is expressed by specific behavioural preferences, indicated by particular behaviour in certain situations. More...

Author(s)
Kocis, T.; Gașpar, C.; Țibru, I.
Publisher
Facultatea de Medicină Veterinară, Timișoara, Romania
Citation
Lucrari Stiintifice - Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole a Banatului Timisoara, Medicina Veterinara, 2018, 51, 4, pp 48-53
Abstract

Maternal and social isolation have been shown to have detrimental effects on behaviour that persist into adulthood in a range of species. In the UK, dairy calves are separated from their dam almost immediately, and 60% are individually reared during their first weeks of life. The cost of rearing...

Author(s)
Bolt, S. L.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Livestock, 2018, 23, 1, pp 22-26
Abstract

The identification of genes affecting sociality can give insights into the maintenance and development of sociality and personality. In this study, we used the combination of an advanced intercross between wild and domestic chickens with a combined QTL and eQTL genetical genomics approach to...

Author(s)
Johnsson, M.; Henriksen, R.; Fogelholm, J.; Höglund, A.; Jensen, P.; Wright, D.
Publisher
Genetics Society of America, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Genetics, 2018, 209, 1, pp 209-221
Abstract

Social bond analysis is of major importance for the evaluation of social relationships in group housed horses. However, in equine behaviour literature, studies on social bond analysis are inconsistent. Mutual grooming (horses standing side by side and gently nipping, nuzzling, or rubbing each...

Author(s)
Wolter, R.; Stefanski, V.; Krueger, K.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 11, pp 191
Abstract

Early life socialization of piglets has been shown to reduce piglet aggression at weaning, but information on sow health and long-term benefits is lacking. We aimed to assess how socialization impacts sow udder quality and long-term pig behaviour and growth. At two weeks of age, 65 litters either...

Author(s)
Camerlink, I.; Farish, M.; D'Eath, R. B.; Arnott, G.; Turner, S. P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 11, pp 192
Abstract

Dogs are known to excel in interspecific communication with humans and both communicate with humans and follow human communicative cues. Two tests commonly used to test these skills are, firstly, the problem-solving paradigm, and, secondly, following human referential signals, for example pointing. ...

Author(s)
Sundman, A. S.; Persson, M. E.; Grozelier, A.; Halldén, L. L.; Jensen, P.; Roth, L. S. V.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 201, pp 46-53
Abstract

Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) are social animals and, therefore, social interactions with conspecifics are crucial for their welfare. However, in kennelled dogs, the ability to interact with conspecifics may be limited. Swiss military dogs, for instance, are kept individually without direct...

Author(s)
Gfrerer, N.; Taborsky, M.; Würbel, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 201, pp 54-60
Abstract

Providing social housing for adult male macaques can be challenging. One successful strategy for long-term social housing of adult male macaques is to pair them with adult females; however, unwanted breeding must be prevented by sterilization of the male or female. Vasectomy is a simple, highly...

Author(s)
Ekanayake-Alper, D. K.; Wilson, S. R.; Scholz, J. A.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Comparative Medicine, 2018, 68, 2, pp 168-176
Abstract

The behavior of an individual is the result of continuous interchange with the environment in which the dog lives and the genotype of the individual. The genetic or hereditary component is constant and immutable throughout the life of the animal, while the environment and learning can be addressed...

Author(s)
Palestrini, C.
Publisher
Point Vétérinaire Italie s.r.l., Milano, Italy
Citation
Summa, Animali da Compagnia, 2018, 35, 5, pp 9-16
Abstract

Opportunities for positive social interaction are important in captive animals, and social interactions can be used as a welfare indicator. Wild elephants live in related multigenerational herds; however, in captivity they are often managed in less related groups, which could impact the quality of...

Author(s)
Harvey, N. D.; Daly, C.; Clark, N.; Ransford, E.; Wallace, S.; Yon, L.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 8, pp 132

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