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Social interactions between individuals, such as co-operation and competition, are key factors in evolution by natural selection. As a consequence, evolutionary biologists have developed extensive theories to understand the consequences of social interactions for response to natural selection....

Rodenburg, T. B.; Bijma, P.; Ellen, E. D.; Bergsma, R.; Vries, S. de; Bolhuis, J. E.; Kemp, B.; Arendonk, J. A. M. van
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Animal Welfare, 2010, 19, Supplement, pp 77-82

320 pigs were reared from birth to 15 weeks of age in either barren or enriched environments. The barren environments were defined by common intensive housing conditions (slatted floors and in terms of recommended space allowances), while the enriched environments incorporated extra space and...

O'Connell, N. E.; Beattie, V. E.
Animal Welfare, 1999, 8, 3, pp 269-279