Dedicated to Prof. K. Lorenz.
Dynamics of Social Hierarchy in a Dairy Herd*
Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
1975 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie
Volume 38, Issue 3, pages 315–323, January-December 1975
How to Cite
Reinhardt, V. and Reinhardt, A. (1975), Dynamics of Social Hierarchy in a Dairy Herd. Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie, 38: 315–323. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.1975.tb02007.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
- Received: 29. 7. 1974
Factors which lead to social rank tension and dynamics of social hierarchy were analysed in a herd of dairy cattle. Socioethological characteristics were evaluated by means of the Dominance Value (DV) and the Index of Aggression (IA) which were computed for each animal of the herd. The analysis of interrelationships between DV—IA—seniority—body weight—individual pecularities elucidated some impulses of social rank dynamics.