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Interaction between sows' aggressiveness post mixing and skin lesions recorded several weeks later
Group housing of pigs leads inevitably to more or less serious agonistic interactions during the establishment of the social rank order of the group. In order to reduce the number of severe agonistic interactions and thus ...
Status quo of the personality trait evaluation in horse breeding: Judges' assessment of the situation and strategies for improvement
Recently, concerns about the validity of the evaluation of personality traits in horse breeding have been raised. For that reason, the aim of the present study was to assess the current status of personality trait evaluation ...
Importance of personality traits in horses to breeders and riders
Especially in horses, personality traits play an important role because horses' behavior influences their quality as a riding partner. In contrast to that, no objective assessment of horses' personality traits is available ...
Validity of physiological biomarkers for maternal behavior in cows: A comparison of beef and dairy cattle
The objectives of the present study were to evaluate the suitability of potential biomarkers for maternal ability in cattle, and in addition to test the hypothesis that dairy cows have a less pronounced motherliness than ...
Genetic variation for worm burdens in laying hens naturally infected with gastro-intestinal nematodes
In conclusion, there is a high variation attributable to genetic background of chickens in their responses to naturally acquired nematode infections. The high positive genetic correlation between counts of closely related ...