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Mixing litters of pigs often leads to short- or long-lasting aggression. As social recognition (SR) is important for the development and maintenance of stable social groups, a lack or disruption of SR could prolong agonistic interactions and reduce welfare. Investigations of SR abilities are...

Author(s)
Souza, A. S.; Jansen, J.; Tempelman, R. J.; Mendl, M.; Zanella, A. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2006, 99, 1/2, pp 77-87
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Author(s)
Orgeur, P.; Chéreau, E.; Lévy, F.; Nowak, R.; Panthou, K.; Schaal, B.; Venturi, E.
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 1998, 30, pp 383-388
Abstract

Social interactions between individuals, such as co-operation and competition, are key factors in evolution by natural selection. As a consequence, evolutionary biologists have developed extensive theories to understand the consequences of social interactions for response to natural selection....

Author(s)
Rodenburg, T. B.; Bijma, P.; Ellen, E. D.; Bergsma, R.; Vries, S. de; Bolhuis, J. E.; Kemp, B.; Arendonk, J. A. M. van
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2010, 19, Supplement, pp 77-82
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Background: Pigs are active animals that require a suitable environment to be able to express their exploratory behaviour. The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of different environmental enrichments on the behaviour, social interactions, salivary cortisol concentration and body...

Author(s)
Giuliotti, L.; Benvenuti, M. N.; Giannarelli, A.; Mariti, C.; Gazzano, A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 3, pp 101
Abstract

Early weaning of piglets is a common practice in the pig industry. However, this type of management can be related to behavioural and welfare problems. Environmental enrichment can be a useful tool to diminish some of these problems; nevertheless, there is no information about the effect of...

Author(s)
Rodarte Covarrubias, L. F.; Trujillo Ortega, M. E.; Doporto Díaz, J. M.; Galindo Maldonado, F. A.
Publisher
Revista Veterinaria-Mexico, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Mexico City, Mexico
Citation
Veterinaria México, 2005, 36, 4, pp 375-380
Abstract

Aggression when pigs are mixed into new social groups has negative impacts on welfare and production. Aggressive behaviour is moderately heritable and could be reduced by genetic selection. The possible wider impacts of selection for reduced aggressiveness on handling traits and activity in the...

Author(s)
D'Eath, R. B.; Roehe, R.; Turner, S. P.; Ison, S. H.; Farish, M.; Jack, M. C.; Lawrence, A. B.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2009, 3, 11, pp 1544-1554
Abstract

Free expression of pig behavior is considered to be an important index of animal welfare. The free beds developed by China Agricultural University, where the sows are freely access to, can act as partitions to reduce the aggression behavior due to feeding competing on one hand, and on other hand...

Author(s)
Li Wei; Liu ZuoHua; Wang ChaoYuan; Li BaoMing
Publisher
Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, Beijing, China
Citation
Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 2017, 33, 22, pp 248-254
Abstract

320 pigs were reared from birth to 15 weeks of age in either barren or enriched environments. The barren environments were defined by common intensive housing conditions (slatted floors and in terms of recommended space allowances), while the enriched environments incorporated extra space and...

Author(s)
O'Connell, N. E.; Beattie, V. E.
Citation
Animal Welfare, 1999, 8, 3, pp 269-279
AbstractFull Text

The objective of the study was to assess the effects of rearing space on behaviour (social and aggressive behaviour), performance (growth rate and carcass characteristics) and meat quality (pH, colour, water holding capacity and shear force) of growing pigs. 120 pigs were reared to slaughter (up to ...

Author(s)
Liorančas, V.; Bakutis, B.; Januškevičienė, G.
Publisher
Polskiego Towarzystwa Nauk Weterynaryjnych, Lublin, Poland
Citation
Medycyna Weterynaryjna, 2006, 62, 3, pp 274-277
Abstract

One hundred and twenty-eight pigs were reared in barren or enriched environments from birth to slaughter at 21 weeks of age. Pigs remained as litter-mate groups until 8 weeks of age when they were mixed into groups of eight animals. These groups were balanced for gender and weight and contained two ...

Author(s)
O'Connell, N. E.; Beattie, V. E.; Moss, B. W.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2004, 13, 4, pp 425-431

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