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In farm animals, emotional reactions such as fear behaviour may be inadequate and may compromise animal welfare. Two programmes of divergent genetic selection in the Japanese quail have demonstrated the feasibility of selection on components of emotional reactivity: fear behaviour on the one hand...

Richard, S.; Arnould, C.; Guémené, D.; Leterrier, C.; Mignon-Grasteau, S.; Faure, J. M.
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Versailles, France
INRA Productions Animales, 2008, 21, 1, pp 71-77