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Cover for Social conditions.

In this chapter we describe how the constrained structure of managed social groups may lead to the occurrence of animal welfare problems and discuss potential solutions. Solving socially induced welfare problems is particularly challenging because it is usually more difficult to predict how animals ...

Author(s)
Galindo, F.; Newberry, R. C.; Mendl, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

We hypothesized that whereas domestic fowl in small groups establish a dominance hierarchy through aggressive interactions those in large groups adopt a low-aggression (tolerant) social strategy. To test this hypothesis, we examined the effect of group size on the ontogeny of aggressive behaviour...

Author(s)
Estevez, I.; Keeling, L. J.; Newberry, R. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 84, 3, pp 213-218
Abstract

To enhance understanding of processes determining social dominance, we quantified the contributions of existing individual characteristics and experience, and information obtained during initial encounters with new group members, on social status attained by hens in a new group. We hypothesised...

Author(s)
Cloutier, S.; Newberry, R. C.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2000, 137, 6, pp 705-726