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Social behaviour of animals

Social behaviour is an important part of life for many species; however, complicated to study and still there are many secrets to reveal.

On the Thursday, after two days with hopefully lots of nice social networking, we should all be in the mood to hear the plenary talk about positive social behaviour.

In this session, new exiting methods for recording and analysing social behaviour by use of new technology will pop up. You can learn about the effects of different management routines on socialisation in pigs and whether intensity of aggression depends on pigs’ age and experience.

Research on how illness affects social behaviour, how grouping affects goats, and whether we can change social behaviour by selection will be addressed.  These and many more aspects of social behaviour will be enlightened, and you will have the chance to socialise with the authors of a number of posters about social behaviour.