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Chantal Porte

Chantal Porte
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INRA Research Techician

Education & Career

  • 1980 Certificate of Profesionnal Studies, laboratory animals
  • 1996 Profesional Certificate of Research and Development, laboratory animals
  • 2000 Technical Assistant, INRA
  • 2005 Research Technician, INRA
  • 2012 Universitary Diploma in Horse Ethology, University of Rennes I


I'm working on social and sexual interactions on different species (sheep, goats, horses and rodents). I'm highly involved in behavioral approaches (establishment of protocols, data management...).

Im also a member of the local ethical comittee on animal experimentation (CEEAVdL).


My publications are signed under the name of Chantal Moussu.

Lévy F, Keller M, Cornilleau F, Moussu C, Ferreira G. (2010). Vaginocervical stimulation of Ewes induces the rapid formation of a new bond with an alien young without interfering with a previous bond. Dev Psychobiol. 52(6):537-44. doi: 10.1002/dev.20459

Muñoz AL, Bedos M, Aroña RM, Flores JA, Hernández H, Moussu C, Briefer EF, Chemineau P, Keller M, Delgadillo JA. (2016). Efficiency of the male effect with photostimulated bucks does not depend on their familiarity with goats. Physiol Behav. 158:137-42. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.02.037

Chasles M, Chesneau D, Moussu C, Delgadillo JA, Chemineau P, Keller M. (2016). Sexually active bucks are efficient to stimulate female ovulatory activity during the anestrous season also under temperate latitudes. Anim Reprod Sci. 168:86-91. doi: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.02.030

Corona R, Meurisse M, Cornilleau F, Moussu C, Keller M, Lévy F. (2017). Exposure to young preferentially activates adult-born neurons in the main olfactory bulb of sheep mothers. Brain Struct Funct. 222(3):1219-1229. doi: 10.1007/s00429-016-1272-3

Valenchon M, Lévy F, Moussu C, Lansade L. (2017). Stress affects instrumental learning based on positive or negative reinforcement in interaction with personality in domestic horses. PLoS One. 12(5):e0170783. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170783


Chantal Porte
UMR Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements
Centre IRNA Val-de-Loire
37380 Nouzilly

Tel.:  (+33) 02 47 42 7
Email: Chantal Porte