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A note on the behaviour of individually-penned sheep regarding their use for research purposes

  • Debbie Marsden (a1) and D. G. M. Wood-Gush (a1)


The behaviour of individually-penned lambs was observed and found to include many abnormal as well as normal behaviour patterns. Those with ad libitum pelleted concentrate or hay or greater environmental disturbance spent less time exhibiting abnormal behaviour.



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Animal Science
  • ISSN: 1357-7298
  • EISSN: 1748-748X
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