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Group living is the behavioural response that results when individuals assess the costs vs benefits of sociality, and these trade-offs vary across an animal's life. Here we quantitatively assess how periparturient condition (mother/non-mother) and births affect the dynamics of social interactions...

Author(s)
Pérez-Barbería, F. J.; Walker, D. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2018, 150, pp 75-84
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The behaviour of sheep and goats.

This chapter discusses the origin, history of domestication and breed development, and use and economic importance; social behaviour (following and synchronous behaviour, agonistic behaviour, and social recognition); foraging and feeding behaviour (digestive physiology and rumination, browsing and...

Author(s)
Dwyer, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Author(s)
Nowak, R.
Publisher
Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Achieving sustainable production of sheep, 2017, pp 303-326
CAB ReviewFull Text

In many animal species, facial expressions are key elements for recognizing emotions and numerous types of social interaction. Emotions are complex reactions that allow individuals to cope with full events that have either positive or negative meaning and involve certain neurophysiological...

Author(s)
Lezama-García, K.; Orihuela, A.; Olmos-Hernández, A.; Reyes-Long, S.; Mota-Rojas, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 028, pp 1-12
Abstract

The sheep is well known to develop various forms of social attachment. The onset of maternal responsiveness and the development of the mutual mother-young bond are under the combined influence of hormonal and peripheral somatosensory stimulations. These stimuli are provided by parturition in the...

Author(s)
Nowak, R.; Chaillou, E.; Gaudin, S.; Guesdon, V.; Lévy, F.
Publisher
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris, France
Citation
INRA Productions Animales, 2016, 29, 4, pp 267-278
Abstract

The aim of the current study was to investigate the social relationships between individual sheep, and factors that influence this, through the novel application of the statistical multiple membership multiple classification (MMMC) model. In study one 49 ewes (ranging between 1 and 8 years old)...

Author(s)
Doyle, R. E.; Broster, J. C.; Barnes, K.; Browne, W. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2016, 131, pp 53-58
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this review is to discuss sensory recognition (olfaction, vision, vocalisation, hearing and direct contact) in relation to the ewe-lamb bond, and the relevance of this information for animal management, considering that sensory recognition between ewes and their offspring is a key...

Author(s)
Mora-Medina, P.; Orihuela-Trujillo, A.; Arch-Tirado, E.; Roldan-Santiago, P.; Terrazas, A.; Mota-Rojas, D.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
Veterinární Medicína, 2016, 61, 11, pp 595-611
Abstract

This study aims to assess plot size related changes in spacing and behavioural synchronization in a herd of 14 German Blackface ewes kept on three different pasture sizes: S (126 m2), M (1100 m2), and L (11,200 m2). In direct field observations, behaviour and nearest neighbour distance were...

Author(s)
Hauschildt, V.; Gerken, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2016, 124, pp 15-22
Abstract

Sociality presumably evolved because it leads to fitness benefits; yet we know little about what drives individual variability in sociality, particularly with respect to hierarchical levels of social organization. Social network architecture is based upon dyadic interactions, but the factors...

Author(s)
Wal, E. vander; Gagné-Delorme, A.; Festa-Bianchet, M.; Pelletier, F.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Behavioral Ecology, 2016, 27, 2, pp 560-566
Abstract

Author(s)
Pullin, A. N.; Campbell, B. J.; Fluharty, F. L.; Pairis-Garcia, M. D.
Publisher
DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, Tjele, Denmark
Citation
DCA Report, 2016, No.70, pp 15

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