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Objectives: To quantify behavior and productivity of females grouped in small static groups when fed using a single-entry/exit electronic sow feeder (ESF) over two consecutive gestation periods. Materials and methods: Fifty-eight gilts with no previous experience in group gestation housing were...

Author(s)
Campler, M.; Pairis-Garcia, M.; Kieffer, J.; Moeller, S.
Publisher
American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Perry, USA
Citation
Journal of Swine Health and Production, 2019, 27, 2, pp 76-86
Abstract

Animals living in groups compete for food resources and face food conflicts. These conflicts are affected by social factors (e.g. competition level) and behavioural strategies (e.g. avoidance). This study aimed to deepen our understanding of the complex interactions between social factors and...

Author(s)
Boumans, I. J. M. M.; Boer, I. J. M. de; Hofstede, G. J.; Bokkers, E. A. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2018, 194, pp 23-40
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Einarsson, S.; Magnusson, U.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 2016, 46, Supplement, pp 29-32
Abstract

Production systems for fattening pigs have been characterized over the last 2 decades by rising farm sizes coupled with increasing group sizes. These developments resulted in a serious public discussion regarding animal welfare and health in these intensive production systems. Even though large...

Author(s)
Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K.; Lambertz, C.; Gauly, M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2016, 10, 1, pp 142-149
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The behavioural interactions of sows housed in groups are described in a series of studies. The knowledge of the factors that affect group behaviour is emphasized in order to successfully house sows in groups without negatively affecting health, fertility and welfare.

Author(s)
Krauss, A. V.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Praktische Tierarzt, 2013, 94, 6, pp 545...548
Abstract

To quantify the combined effect of housing conditions and environmental enrichment on the behaviour and performance of pigs, a meta-analysis was performed using information from 45 experiments in 42 published manuscripts. Multiple regression models were applied to evaluate the effects of space...

Author(s)
Averós, X.; Brossard, L.; Dourmad, J. Y.; Greef, K. H. de; Edge, H. L.; Edwards, S. A.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2010, 127, 3/4, pp 73-85
Abstract

A herd of 86 Iberian pigs aged 13±0.5 months and with an average live weight of 110±1.3 kg at the start of the study was followed to monitor their social organisation (spontaneous group size: GS) and resting preferences when free ranging on natural pastures in a dehesa of evergreen oaks (Quercus...

Author(s)
Rodríguez-Estévez, V.; Sánchez-Rodríguez, M.; Gómez-Castro, A. G.; Edwards, S. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2010, 127, 1/2, pp 28-36
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
Abstract

Living in groups with conspecifics can increase an animal's fitness in the wild. A social environment may also be imposed by commercial farming industries. One important measure of competition and group dynamics is the level of aggressive interaction. This can also influence the level of damage or...

Author(s)
Patullo, B. W.; Baird, H. P.; Macmillan, D. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 120, 3/4, pp 231-237
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Pig welfare research are numerous but mostly concerns industrial systems. The spontaneous sows's behaviour is still misrecognized. We studied an open air organic system in south of France (Hérault) of 48 sows, 4 boars, 450 fattening pigs. This study aimed to understanding the behaviour of sows...

Author(s)
Chartier, A.; Porcher, J.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2009, 41, pp 236-237

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