Agonistic behavior in food animals: review of research and techniques.

  title={Agonistic behavior in food animals: review of research and techniques.},
  author={John J McGlone},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={62 4},
  • J. McGlone
  • Published 1 April 1986
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Journal of animal science
One type of social behavior--agonistic behavior--is commonly observed among food animals. Agonistic behaviors are those behaviors which cause, threaten to cause or seek to reduce physical damage. Agonistic behavior is comprised of threats, aggression and submission. While any one of these divisions of agonistic behavior may be observed alone, they usually are found, in sequence, from the start to the end of an interaction. Food animals may show interspecific or intraspecific agonistic behaviors… 

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