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There is a close connexion between the function and stability of the social hierarchy and the surrounding environment. Environmental factors which break down the social ranking involve development of frustrated and aggressive behaviour, with increased tail biting and consequent reduced...

Author(s)
Hansen, L. L.; Hagelsoe, A. M.
Citation
Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, 1980, 30, 4, pp 388-392
Abstract

The author examined the effects of confinement on social interactions of dry (non-lactating) sows, and the effects of continuous noise on communication between sows and piglets during suckling. The interaction patterns of dry sows were analysed with respect to their effects on the behaviour of...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
Publisher
Department of Animal Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences, Skara, Sweden
Citation
Confinement and continuous noise as environmental factors affecting communication in the domestic pig., 1983, pp 146pp.
Abstract

Fifteen litters of 10 piglets were housed with their dams in pens with a floor area of 3.6, 6.8 or 29 m2 (5 litters per floor size). The animals were observed from the day they were born up to the age of 6 weeks and the forms of social behaviour were recorded each day for 24 h. The piglets were...

Author(s)
Hvozdik, A.; Kottferová, J.; Alberto, J. da S.
Publisher
Forschungsinstitut für die Biologie landwirtschaftlicher Nutztiere, Dummerstorf, Germany
Citation
Archiv für Tierzucht, 2002, 45, 6, pp 557-563
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