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The event of giving birth is an essential part of animal production. In dairy cattle production, there are substantial economical and welfare-related challenges arising around the time of parturition, and hence increased focus on efficient management of the calving cow. Drawing on the research...

Author(s)
Rørvang, M. V.; Nielsen, B. L.; Herskin, M. S.; Jensen, M. B.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, March, pp 45
Abstract

This special issue includes review papers as well as research papers dealing with many aspects of early weaning. The first five review papers include descriptions of theories and mechanisms behind social attachment and separation, progress of natural weaning process, responses to early weaning and...

Author(s)
Dybkjær, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2008, 110, 1/2, pp 1-215
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Author(s)
Mattiello, S.
Publisher
Edagricole, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Obiettivi e Documenti Veterinari, 2001, 22, 6, pp 15-18
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The male-oriented ram is a unique and valuable animal model for the study of hormonal, developmental and genetic contributions to sexual partner preference. Unlike most other mammalian models that are in use currently, variations in sexual attraction occur spontaneously in domestic ram populations. ...

Author(s)
Roselli, C. E.; Larkin, K.; Schrunk, J. M.; Stormshak, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Science Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2004, 83, 2, pp 233-245
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Author(s)
Giles, L. R.; Kilgour, R. J.
Citation
Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, 1999, 12, pp 187-192
Abstract

The role of olfaction in social, sexual and maternal behaviour in livestock, particularly sheep and pigs, is reviewed.

Author(s)
Signoret, J. P.; Lévy, F.; Nowark, R.; Orgeur, P.; Schaal, B.
Citation
Productions Animales, 1997, 10, 5, pp 339-348
Abstract

This review, covering many mammalian species, describes oxytocin pathways in the brain and examines their regulation by gonadal steroids. Brain oxytocin receptors are unusual in their plasticity and the degree of difference in their distribution between species. The molecular characterization of...

Author(s)
Insel, T. R.; Young, L.; Wang, Z.
Citation
Reviews of Reproduction, 1997, 2, 1, pp 28-37
Abstract

The genetics of feeding, social, reproductive and maternal behaviour in sheep is reviewed.

Author(s)
Hinch, G. N.
Publisher
CAB INTERNATIONAL, Wallingford, UK
Citation
The genetics of sheep., 1997, pp 353-374
Abstract

The literature on sexual segregation in polygynous ungulates is reviewed in order to clarify terms and concepts, summarize recent information that supports or discredits 3 broadly defined hypotheses, and to suggest directions for future research that should help resolve when and why the sexes...

Author(s)
Main, M. B.; Weckerly, F. W.; Bleich, V. C.
Citation
Journal of Mammalogy, 1996, 77, 2, pp 449-461
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Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1995, 44, 2/4, pp 79-98

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