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The Wood-Gush legacy: A sociobiology perspective to fertility and welfare in chickens

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Wood-Gush’s seminal work on the social behaviour and welfare of fowl populations laid the foundations of a sociobiology approach to understand the evolutionary nature of social interactions and their applied significance for domestic animals. Within this context, maintaining high fertility and welfare standards pose key challenges. Reviewing recent advances in the study of sexual behaviour in the fowl, I discuss how the fertility and welfare of domestic populations are inter-related and how b...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000268
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Applied Animal Behaviour Science More from this journal
Volume:
181
Pages:
12-18
Publication date:
2016-05-06
Acceptance date:
2016-01-06
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ISSN:
0168-1591
Language:
English
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pubs:626968
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uuid:a62e0b38-d2af-4015-9e14-dde4c0ba41db
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pubs:626968
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2016-11-01

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