Behavioral, Cardiac and Cortisol Responses to Brief Peer Separation and Reunion in Cattle

@article{Boissy1997BehavioralCA,
  title={Behavioral, Cardiac and Cortisol Responses to Brief Peer Separation and Reunion in Cattle},
  author={A. Boissy and P. L. Neindre},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={1997},
  volume={61},
  pages={693-699}
}
Behavioral, cardiac, and adrenal responses of heifers to short-term isolation and to subsequent reunion with familiar or nonfamiliar conspecifics were measured. Two groups of heifers were studied according to their different social reactivity: Aubrac heifers (n = 12) reared under suckler conditions and Friesian heifers (n = 12) reared under dairy management. Because these two groups could also react differently to human beings, testing social isolation was realized by removing pen mates without… Expand
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