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A standardised and comprehensive approach to describe dominance relationships in gregarious farm animals quantitatively was recently developed, incorporating a combination of appropriate sociometric measures. The present study applied this approach to a comparative analysis of the social...

Author(s)
Puppe, B.; Langbein, J.; Bauer, J.; Hoy, S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2008, 113, 2/3, pp 155-162
Abstract

Social dominance is a multidimensional phenomenon occurring in all gregarious farm animals and finds its reflection in a dominance hierarchy. Hence, numerous studies have tried to analyse dominance relationships as well as to correlate outcoming results (mostly individual ranks) with other...

Author(s)
Langbein, J.; Puppe, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2004, 87, 3/4, pp 293-315