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Development of social behaviour and importance of social relations in calves

Niskanen, Suvi; Raussi, Satu; Veissier, Isabelle; Kaihilahti, Jutta; Hänninen, Laura; Hepola, Helena and Jauhiainen, Lauri (2008) Development of social behaviour and importance of social relations in calves. In: Proceedings, International Society for Applied Ethology, p. 6.

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Summary

We concluded that the preference for peers met at two weeks of age can be seen in proximity of the calves. However, calves can form stable relations at least until the age of 14 weeks. These relations reduce aggressive behaviour, activity and frequency of vocalization, and help calves to cope with new and potentially stressful situations.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:social behaviour, calves
Subjects: Animal husbandry
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki
Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:16434
Deposited On:30 Oct 2009 10:23
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:41
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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