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Among other things, feed barrier design for goats can differ with regard to ease of leaving, backward view, and presence of physical separation. The aim of our study was to investigate whether the type of feed barrier influences agonistic behaviour and stress. The study involved 55 adult...

Author(s)
Nordmann, E.; Keil, N. M.; Schmied-Wagner, C.; Graml, C.; Langbein, J.; Aschwanden, J.; Hof, J. von; Maschat, K.; Palme, R.; Waiblinger, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2011, 133, 1/2, pp 40-53
Abstract

When introduced into a new herd, goats are confronted with unfamiliar animals. Their behavioural and physiological reactions during this confrontation are likely to differ depending on the presence or absence of familiar conspecifics (peers). To assess these reactions, we confronted 12 goats both...

Author(s)
Patt, A.; Gygax, L.; Wechsler, B.; Hillmann, E.; Palme, R.; Keil, N. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2013, 146, 1/4, pp 56-65
Abstract

Introduction: With growing concerns about farm animal welfare (e.g. by consumers; WILDNER, 1998), knowledge about the actual situation with regard to animal welfare on farms is important. Valid assessment of animal welfare requires the use of animal-based parameters, while environmental parameters...

Author(s)
Rouha-Mülleder, C.; Palme, R.; Waiblinger, S.
Publisher
BWK Public Relations - Brigitte Weber-Kraus, Wien, Austria
Citation
Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift, 2010, 97, 9/10, pp 231-241