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Background: Adults play an important role in regulating the social behaviour of young individuals. However, a few pioneer studies suggest that, more than the mere presence of adults, their proportions in social groups affect the social development of young. Here, we hypothesized that aggression...

Author(s)
Bourjade, M.; Roches, A. de B. des; Hausberger, M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLos One, 2009, No.March, pp e4888
Abstract

Play remains a mystery and adult play even more so. More typical of young stages in healthy individuals, it occurs rarely at adult stages but then more often in captive/domestic animals, which can imply spatial, social and/or feeding deprivations or restrictions that are challenging to welfare,...

Author(s)
Hausberger, M.; Fureix, C.; Bourjade, M.; Wessel-Robert, S.; Richard-Yris, M. A.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Naturwissenschaften, 2012, 99, 4, pp 291-302
Abstract

We investigated the effects of the introduction of foreign adults on the behavior of young horses. First, we observed the behavior of 1- and 2-year-old domestic horses housed in same-age and same-sex groups (a standard housing system, but different from a natural situation). Then, two same-sex...

Author(s)
Bourjade, M.; Moulinot, M.; Henry, S.; Richard-Yris, M. A.; Hausberger, M.
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York, USA
Citation
Developmental Psychobiology, 2008, 50, 4, pp 408-417
Abstract

Horses are highly social animals that have evolved to live in social groups. However, in modern husbandry systems, single housing prevails where horses experience social isolation, a challenge-to-welfare factor. One major reason for this single housing is the owners' concerns that horses may injure ...

Author(s)
Fureix, C.; Bourjade, M.; Henry, S.; Sankey, C.; Hausberger, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 138, 3/4, pp 216-228