A full belly and colostrum: two major determinants of filial love.

@article{ValLaillet2004AFB,
  title={A full belly and colostrum: two major determinants of filial love.},
  author={David Val-Laillet and Maud Simon and Raymond Nowak},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={163-73}
}
The establishment of filial bonding in sheep relies on the success of the first suckling bouts. Previous work has shown that colostrum ingestion facilitates the development of a preference for the mother. We conducted a series of experiments to investigate the influence of quantitative and qualitative factors linked to fluid ingestion. The first experiment demonstrated that the procedure was not detrimental to the mother-young interaction and did not cause any harm to the lamb. In a second… CONTINUE READING

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