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Raising entire males is already common in a few European countries. It has the advantage of avoiding the pain of castration. Entire males have also a better food conversion. However, they would be more aggressive than castrates which causes welfare troubles. The consequences for human-animal...

Author(s)
Tallet, C.; Brilloüet, A.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Paulmier, V.; Guérin, C.; Prunier, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2013, 145, 3/4, pp 70-83
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All agonistic interactions at an electronic feeding station (displacements or keeping the feeding place) were recorded in continuous behavioural observations with infrared video technique during 3×48 hours at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the fattening period with 93 pigs in a...

Author(s)
Schamun, S.; Hoy, S.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2011, 83, 6, pp 426-438
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Two batches of 120 pigs (10 pigs/pen) were used to investigate the effect of four different objects on the behavior and body condition during the fattening period. In previous trials, an object (T) made of three plastic pipes strengthened with a chain and fixed to the floor was considered a good...

Author(s)
Courboulay, V.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2011, 43, pp 183-184
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Divergent selection for residual feed intake (RFI), defined as the feed consumed over (RFI+) or below (RFI-) the daily consumption predicted from maintenance and production requirements, was conducted in growing pigs to improve feed efficiency. The present study aimed at assessing the impact of...

Author(s)
Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Guerin, C.; Billon, Y.; Priet, A.; Sellier, P.; Gilbert, H.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2011, 43, pp 181-182
Abstract

We examined effects of deprivation of feed, social contact and bedding on the choice behaviour in Y maze tests. Eighty pigs were used to study two main effects: feed (estimated voluntary feed intake (VFI) vs. 70% VFI) and bedding (presence vs. absence), experiment 1; social contact (full vs....

Author(s)
Hemsworth, P. H.; Smith, K.; Karlen, M. G.; Arnold, N. A.; Moeller, S. J.; Barnett, J. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2011, 87, 2, pp 210-217
Abstract

In the pig industry, piglets are weaned earlier than in nature. Early weaning has an impact on piglet growth and feeding behaviour, but this may differ, apart from the weaning age, according to the housing environment. Piglets from sow group housing systems (GH), where several litters and sows live ...

Author(s)
Šilerová, J.; Špinka, M.; Šárová, R.; Algers, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2010, 124, 3/4, pp 83-89
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Author(s)
Beek, V. ter
Publisher
Reed Business Information, Doetinchem, Netherlands
Citation
Pig Progress, 2007, 23, 8, pp 23-25
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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

Group-housing of non-lactating sows is becoming increasingly widespread in commercial sow herds in European countries as a result of changed legislation. Group-housing may lead to individual variation in feed intake, stress and fear, which may impair the reproduction performance. However, whether...

Author(s)
Kongsted, A. G.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2006, 101, 1/3, pp 46-56
Abstract

There is no information on how free ranging pigs in the Mexican tropics distribute their time during the day and how these time budgets relate to their age and social behaviour of the pigs. It is known that in these areas pigs consume human faeces, which constitutes a serious public health problem...

Author(s)
Copado, F.; Aluja, A. S. de; Mayagoitia, L.; Galindo, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2004, 88, 3/4, pp 243-252

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