Chronic stress in dogs subjected to social and spatial restriction. I. Behavioral responses

  • Beerda B
  • Schilder M
  • Van Hooff J
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Abstract

Six weeks of social and spatial restriction were used as a model to induce chronic stress in Beagles. Behavioral and physiological measurements were performed during a period of enriched spacious outdoor housing in groups (GH) and during a subsequent period of solitary housing in small indoor kennels (IH). Behavioral parameters that may indicate chronic stress in dogs are reported. During IH, the dogs showed significantly (comparison-wise error rate

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  • Behavior
  • Chronic stress
  • Dogs
  • Social and spatial restriction

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Authors

  • Bonne Beerda

  • Matthijs B.H. Schilder

  • Jan A.R.A.M. Van Hooff

  • Hans W. De Vries

  • Jan A. Mol

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