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Recently, increasing attention has been paid to the welfare of farm animals, which have been evaluated using behavioral and physiological measures. However, so far, the measures have almost always been used to estimate poor welfare. In this review, firstly we focus on how oxytocin (OT) relates to...

Author(s)
Chen SiYu; Sato, S.
Publisher
Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, Seoul, Korea Republic
Citation
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 2017, 30, 4, pp 449-454
Abstract

A selection for behavioural traits has been practised since man tamed the aurochs. Compared with other areas of breeding (evaluation and selection with regard to milk yield traits, conformation traits etc.), however, only relatively little work is done on behavioural genetics in cattle. The reason...

Author(s)
Brade, W.; Brade, E.
Publisher
Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Bonn, Germany
Citation
Berichte über Landwirtschaft, 2017, 95, 1, pp unpaginated
Abstract

This review deals with the behaviour of river buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis), in confinement and in extensive conditions, also focusing on the effects of different housing and rearing conditions on their welfare. The behavioural repertoire expressed by buffaloes in extensive and intensive conditions...

Author(s)
Napolitano, F.; Pacelli, C.; Grasso, F.; Braghieri, A.; Rosa, G. de
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2013, 7, 10, pp 1704-1713
Abstract

The domestic goat is a sociable, inquisitive, and intelligent species, which has been used for its meat, milk, skin, and fur since it was first domesticated ca. 10,000 years ago. Although it exhibits a wide range of behaviours, the domesticated goat has been the subject of relatively few...

Author(s)
Miranda-de la Lama, G. C.; Mattiello, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Small Ruminant Research, 2010, 90, 1/3, pp 1-10
Abstract

Whereas mammalian mothers and young may retain long-term social affiliations in nature, the management of animals in captivity typically dictates that offspring are abruptly and permanently separated from their mothers at a relatively early age, often prior to the time of natural weaning. For...

Author(s)
Newberry, R. C.; Swanson, J. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2008, 110, 1/2, pp 3-23
Abstract

The aim of this review is to discuss the impact of group size on damaging behaviours, aggression, fear and stress in farm animals and to identify housing- and management options that can help to reduce problems caused by suboptimal group sizes. Increasing group size was found to increase the risk...

Author(s)
Rodenburg, T. B.; Koene, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 103, 3/4, pp 205-214
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

The role of olfaction in social, sexual and maternal behaviour in livestock, particularly sheep and pigs, is reviewed.

Author(s)
Signoret, J. P.; Lévy, F.; Nowark, R.; Orgeur, P.; Schaal, B.
Citation
Productions Animales, 1997, 10, 5, pp 339-348
Abstract

A review. There are well established sex differences in aggressive behaviour, dominance ability, social role and fear reactions, and these differences are influenced by androgens. Variations in agonistic and territorial behaviour related to natural variations in hormone levels have been...

Author(s)
Bouissou, M. F.
Citation
Productions Animales, 1995, 8, 2, pp 71-82
Abstract

The 15 papers in this issue cover the basic behavioural biology of domestic food animal species, and also emphasize the importance of understanding animal behaviour in designing safe and efficient animal management practices. Topics covered are behavioural genetics; maternal and neonatal behaviour; ...

Citation
Veterinary Clinics of North America, Food Animal Practice, 1987, 3, 2, pp 217-481

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