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The suggestion by Grauvogl (1978) that the increased playing behaviour of piglets removed from the sows and kept in cages is a sign of their well-being is contested; it may on the contrary be interpreted as conflict behaviour.

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Putten, G. van
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Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift, 1978, 85, 12, pp 462-464
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Sambraus, H. H.
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Du und das Tier, 1981, 11, 4, pp 188-196
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The behaviour of 200 breeding sows permanently kept in individual pens, 200 X 64 cm, built of metal tubes, on concrete floors without bedding, was observed for a total of 13 hours. During that time chewing movements were noted in 15%, bar biting in 25.5%, and a dog-like sitting posture with closed...

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Sambraus, H. H.; Schunke, B.
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Wiener Tierarztliche Monatsschrift, 1982, 69, 6/7, pp 200-208
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Fraser, A. F.
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Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 1983, 9, 1, pp 1-23
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Grauvogl, A.
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Tierzuchter, 1983, 35, 5, pp 184-186
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An experiment was carried out in a 55-sow, SPF commercial unit, to observe the behavioural adaptation of newly weaned pigs (7 to 10 kg) to air movement in a typical weaner pen. Direct air currents were generated by a fan placed at 4 positions around the pen. Observations were made of activity,...

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McInnes, S. J.; Blackshaw, J. K.
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Australian Veterinary Journal, 1984, 61, 12, pp 387-392
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Czakó, J.
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Tierzucht, 1985, 39, 10, pp 438-439
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Petherick, J. C.; Blackshaw, J. K.
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CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
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Pig News and Information, 1986, 7, 1, pp 33-38
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Plasma free-corticosteroid concentrations, aggressive behaviour and motivation to interact socially and explore a novel environment were observed in 39 female pigs housed either in groups of 4-7 animals or in tether stalls over 2 parities. Gilts in tethers in their first pregnancy had significantly ...

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Barnett, J. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.; Winfield, C. G.; Fahy, V. A.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1987, 17, 3/4, pp 229-243
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The influence of 4 handling treatments on behaviour, growth and free corticosteroid concentrations was studied in 32 young female pigs housed in individual pens. The pleasant treatment involved stroking the pig whenever it approached the experimenter, the unpleasant treatment involved forcing the...

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Hemsworth, P. H.; Barnett, J. L.; Hansen, C.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1987, 17, 3/4, pp 245-252

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