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Weaning is often an abrupt and stressful process. We studied the effects of administering oxytocin, subcutaneously or intranasally, on the ability of pigs to cope with weaning. On a commercial farm 144, 30 day-old pigs from 24 litters were used. On the day of weaning, one male and one female in...

Author(s)
Rault, J. L.; Dunshea, F. R.; Pluske, J. R.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2015, 5, 3, pp 545-560
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The effect of high temperature on the behaviour of growing-finishing pigs was studied. The pigs were housed in a climate controlled chamber, the air temperature was kept constant at 30°C and the relative humidity was 32.5% during the whole 3 months. Aggressive behaviour and daily activities of the...

Author(s)
Debrecéni, O.; Lehotayová, A.; Bučko, O.; Petrák, J.
Publisher
Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Journal of Central European Agriculture, 2014, 15, 1, pp 64-75
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In this study the influence of atrophic rhinitis on the behaviour of pigs was investigated. In the experiment piglets were weaned from their dam at the age of one day and were reared artificially under controlled animal house conditions. The behaviour of a group of uninfected control pigs was...

Author(s)
Donkó, T.; Molnár, M.; Csató, L.; Kovács, M.; Magyar, T.
Publisher
University of Kaposvár, Faculty of Animal Science, Kaposvár, Hungary
Citation
Acta Agraria Kaposváriensis, 2006, 10, 2, pp 291-295
Abstract

Forty-eight Large White × Landrace multiparous sows were mixed into twelve groups of four animals after their piglets were weaned. These groups were defined as static, with no animals being added to or removed from the groups after their formation. Aggressive and submissive behaviours were recorded ...

Author(s)
O'Connell, N. E.; Beattie, V. E.; Moss, B. W.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2003, 12, 2, pp 239-249
Abstract

Groups of sows housed in pens with concrete floors were observed in order to detect differences in feeding and drinking behaviour between animals of high- and low-rank. Dominant individuals remained at the centre of the mash pile defending the food against other animals. The total time spent...

Author(s)
Csermely, D.; Wood-Gush, D. G. M.
Citation
Bolletino di Zoologia, 1990, 57, 1, pp 55-58