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- Rault, Jean-Loup; Mack, Laurie A.; Carter, C. Sue; Garner, Joseph P.; Marchant-Forde, Jeremy N.; Richert, Brian T.; Lay, Donald C.
- Applied animal behaviour science 2013 v.148 no.1-2 pp. 99
- sows, etc ; anxiety; autonomic nervous system; heart rate; oxytocin; piglets; pregnancy; progeny; social behavior; Show all 9 Subjects
- ... Developmental changes in response to prenatal stressors (PNS) can result in anxiety and abnormal social development in the offspring. Oxytocin (OT) reduces anxiety, whereas OT deficiencies are associated with social behaviour deficits. Hence, we hypothesized that OT could reverse some of the PNS effects. Female offspring from three socially stressed (PNS 35–56 days of gestation) and three control ...