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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...

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