Long-term effects of social stress on antiviral immunity in pigs

Mixing of unfamiliar pigs is common practice in intensive pig husbandry. Since pigs maintain a dominance hierarchy, mixing often leads to vigorous fighting. Apart from the negative impact that fighting has on welfare, there is evidence that the social stress associated with fighting suppresses immun...

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Published in:Physiology & behavior, Vol. 73, No. 1-2 (2001), p. 145-58
Main Author: de Groot, J
Other Involved Persons: Ruis, M A ; Scholten, J W ; Koolhaas, J M ; Boersma, W J
Format: Article
Item Description:Date Completed 09.08.2001
Date Revised 12.07.2019
published: Print
Citation Status MEDLINE
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