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Inducing positive emotions: Behavioural and cardiac responses to human and brushing in ewes selected for high vs low social reactivity

By Priscilla Regina Tamioso, Carla Forte Maiolino Molento, Xavier Boivin, Hervé Chandèze, Stéphane Andanson, Éric Delval, Dominique Hazard, Guilherme Parreira da Silva, Cesar Augusto Taconeli, Alain Boissy

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Welfare concerns not only the absence of negative emotional experiences but also the presence of positive experiences. However, scientific investigation on positive emotions in farm animals has been long neglected. This study aimed to investigate the perception of sheep to positive stimuli and...

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  1. Handling
  2. responses
  3. Sheep
  4. stimulation