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The mixing of unfamiliar conspecifics is known to induce aggression, in particular fights, and to elevate levels of corticosteroid responses indicative of physiological stress. A series of experiments are reported testing whether these behavioural and hormonal indicators of social stress would be...

Zayan, R.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Social stress in domestic animals., 1990, pp 157-199