The Potential Effects of Social Interactions on Reproductive Efficiency of Stallions

Burger, Dominik; Wedekind, Claus; Wespi, Bettina; Imboden, Isabel; Meinecke-Tillmann, Sabine; Sieme, Harald (2012). The Potential Effects of Social Interactions on Reproductive Efficiency of Stallions. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 32(8), pp. 455-457. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jevs.2012.05.076

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The reproductive efficiency of stabled domestic stallions is often lower than what could be expected from observations in feral herds. In the wild, stallions typically live with mares in harem bands, with other stallions in bachelor bands, or occasionally in mixed-sex transitional bands. We, therefore, argue that permanent contact with mares may increase reproductive efficiency of stallions suffering from low libido and/or fertility. We also provide a summary of our present knowledge of natural conditions, management, and husbandry of domestic stallions, and of intra- and intersexual behavioral interactions in horses.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Equine Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)

UniBE Contributor:

Burger, Dominik and Wespi, Bettina

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0737-0806

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Gassmann-Suter

Date Deposited:

22 Apr 2015 11:57

Last Modified:

22 Apr 2015 11:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jevs.2012.05.076

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.66899

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/66899

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