Does the behaviour of the neonate influence the expression of maternal behaviour in sheep

@inproceedings{Dwyer1999DoesTB,
  title={Does the behaviour of the neonate influence the expression of maternal behaviour in sheep},
  author={Cathy M. Dwyer and Alistair Lawrence},
  year={1999}
}
Maternal care is provided in response to cues from the offspring. The role of offspring stimuli in determining the quality of maternal care was assessed using the sheep (Ovis aries) as a model. The effects of variation in lamb behaviour on the expression of maternal behaviour in a hill (Scottish Blackface) and a lowland (Suffolk) breed of ewe was examined by embryo transfer of single embryos between the two breeds to give the four possible combinations of ewe and lamb. Labour was significantly… CONTINUE READING

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