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There is growing evidence that positive social interactions can attenuate the effects of stressful life experiences. However, little is known about the benefits of social partners on stress responses in farm animals. Therefore, in this study we examined the effects of social support on the...

Author(s)
Tuchscherer, M.; Kanitz, E.; Puppe, B.; Hameister, T.; Tuchscherer, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2014, 131, pp 25-32
Abstract

Behavioural patterns and plasma epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol responses were studied in domestic pigs with different dominance status during 10-h social confrontation tests with a familiar and an unfamiliar group. In each of 8 trials 2 groups of 9 growing pigs (12 weeks old) were tested. ...

Author(s)
Otten, W.; Puppe, B.; Kanitz, E.; Schön, P. C.; Stabenow, B.
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Medicine. Series A, 1999, 46, 5, pp 277-292
Abstract

Psychosocial stress in the form of maternal deprivation and social isolation during early postnatal life induces persistent alterations in behavioral and physiological mechanisms of adaptation. One consequence may be an increased susceptibility to diseases in later life. Therefore, the aim of the...

Author(s)
Tuchscherer, M.; Kanitz, E.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A.
Publisher
Academic Press, London, UK
Citation
Hormones and Behavior, 2006, 50, 5, pp 753-761
AbstractFull Text

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
Abstract

Stress in the form of intermittent maternal deprivation and social isolation during early postnatal life in rats and monkeys produces persistent changes in physiology and behaviour. In farm animals physiological consequences of disrupting mother-infant interactions with respect to health and animal ...

Author(s)
Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A.; Stabenow, B.
Publisher
Academic Press, London, UK
Citation
Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 2004, 18, 1, pp 35-45