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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...

Author(s)
Zayan, R.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Social stress in domestic animals., 1990, pp 157-199
Abstract

A novel psychotrophic drug, amperozide, when administered as a single dose at mixing was found to substantially reduce aggressive behaviour and to minimize long-term negative effects on growth performance in both unacquainted weanling and grower pigs. Pigs were penned in groups of 9 to 11 animals....

Author(s)
Björk, A. K. K.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Social stress in domestic animals., 1990, pp 282-292
Abstract

Social stress is common on commercial pig units at weaning of pigs and sows and during the growing period. A better understanding of olfactory communication among pigs engaged in agonistic behavior, and subsequent reduction in this harmful behaviour, may lead to improvements in and animal welfare...

Author(s)
McGlone, J. J.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Social stress in domestic animals., 1990, pp 86-109
Abstract

There is much evidence that a variety of animals can judge the relative fighting ability of an opponent on the basis of certain morphological cues such as comb size in domestic fowl. In initial fights, young pigs seem unable to make such judgements. However, they appear to be able to judge the...

Author(s)
Rushen, J.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Social stress in domestic animals., 1990, pp 135-143
Abstract

The emphasis of the papers presented at this meeting was on farm animals. The proceedings are in the following sections: general background (4 papers), stimuli (4), cognition (3), response (4), and control of social stress (2). The final paper consists of discussion and conclusions.

Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, 1990, 53, pp 313 pp.
Abstract

The relationship between weight gain, time at the trough and rank in the social hierarchy was studied. Aggression does not influence the length of feeding time among animals of the same group. Rank depends mainly on an animal's sex and weight; castrated heavy males are usually at the top. Weight...

Author(s)
Dantzer, R.
Citation
Ann. Rech. vet., 1970, 1, pp 107-116