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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

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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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
Abstract

An experiment was conducted to compare behaviour, in particular social and feeding behaviour, and consequently growth performance of group-housed entire and castrated male pigs during the finisher stage of production. Three treatments: (1) entire males, (2) immuno-castrated males, treated with...

Author(s)
Cronin, G. M.; Dunshea, F. R.; Butler, K. L.; McCauley, I.; Barnett, J. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 81, 2, pp 111-126