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When living in social groups, horses differ among them in dominance rank and degree of social centrality (i.e. more or less close to other group members). However, the impact of inter-individual variability remains poorly considered in the study of sociality. We conducted a study to characterize...

Author(s)
Valenchon, M.; Briard, L.; Dorn, C.; Amadouche, M.; Petit, O.
Publisher
Institut Français du Cheval et de l'Équitation, Le Pin au Haras, France
Citation
41ème journée de la recherche équine, jeudi 12 mars 2015, Paris, France, 2015, pp 134-137
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Social interactions among pigs raised in the same pen affect their individual performance. The genetic consequences on welfare of selection for pigs having a beneficial effect on the growth rate of penmates were estimated. Firstly, a positive correlation between direct and associative effects for...

Author(s)
Canario, L.; Rydhmer, L.; Roehe, R.; Lundeheim, N.; Lawrence, A.; Knol, E.; Bergsma, R.; Turner, S.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2010, 42, pp 155-160
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This paper presents the common behaviours of dogs and cats that may be misinterpreted by owners, leading to consultation for behavioural problems. The use of sterilization (castration), drugs and hormones in modifying behavioural problems in the dog and cat is given focus as well as its efficacy....

Author(s)
Arpaillange, C.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Canine - Féline, 2010, No.46, pp 7-8
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This article discusses the prevention of aggression of dogs towards its owner, other members of the family and other people linked to relational disorder or hierarchical instability in its environment. The role of the veterinarian in providing dog owners with information on canine behaviour,...

Author(s)
Gaultier, E.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Canine - Féline, 2010, No.46, pp 19-23
Abstract

Cattle are social animals that live in large, highly organised groups with stable social relationships. This high level of socialisation that has probably been at the basis of their domestication helps the farmer to manage the herd, their reproduction and their growth. The social organisation of...

Author(s)
Bouissou, M. F.; Boissy, A.
Publisher
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Versailles, France
Citation
INRA Productions Animales, 2005, 18, 2, pp 87-99
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Rearing practices in pig husbandry can be stressful for animals. Especially, mixing of unfamiliar pregnant sows and the consecutive fighting for establishing a social hierarchy can affect animals' welfare and physiology. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impacts of a chronic social...

Author(s)
Couret, D.; Prunier, A.; Otten, W.; Puppe, B.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Mounier, A. M.; Lefebvre, M.; Merlot, E.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2007, 39, pp 63-68

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