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In boars, social relationships could influence pubertal development and feeding behaviour. The objectives of the present study were to determine the relationships between behaviour (agonistic, mounting and feeding behaviours), plasma sex steroids (oestradiol, testosterone) and fat androstenone. A...

Author(s)
Parois, S.; Larzul, C.; Prunier, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2017, 187, pp 15-22
Abstract

The investigations were carried out with 484 sows from two farms (farm A: housing the sows in small groups of 8 animals each, farm B with a large group of 100 sows) and a total number of 982 inseminations. The number of agonistic interactions was registered for each sow during 48 h after mixing...

Author(s)
Hoy, S.; Bauer, J.; Borberg, C.; Chonsch, L.; Weirich, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2009, 126, 1/3, pp 69-72