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This article discusses the proper management of piglets highlighting the important factors needed to provide for the needed requirements after weaning in the following areas: maintenance and growth, adaptability to climatic factors, proper behaviour, nutritional requirements, and suitable...

Author(s)
Tucci, T.
Publisher
Il Sole 24 Ore Edagricole Srl, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Rivista di Suinicoltura, 2014, 55, 4, pp 48-53
Abstract

Social interactions between individuals, such as co-operation and competition, are key factors in evolution by natural selection. As a consequence, evolutionary biologists have developed extensive theories to understand the consequences of social interactions for response to natural selection....

Author(s)
Rodenburg, T. B.; Bijma, P.; Ellen, E. D.; Bergsma, R.; Vries, S. de; Bolhuis, J. E.; Kemp, B.; Arendonk, J. A. M. van
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2010, 19, Supplement, pp 77-82
AbstractFull Text

The objective of the present study was to compare the differences and regularity in social behaviour of newly mixed piglets under the conditions of large-scale commercial pig production. Three methods of grouping piglets at weaning (31-34 d) into a 12-member weaned pool were studied: 6 pigs from 2...

Author(s)
Mareková, J.; Kottferová, J.; Ondrašovič, M.; Ondrašovičová, O.; Vargová, M.; Saba, L.; Nowakowicz-Dębek, B.; Svobodová, I.; Hvozdík, A.
Publisher
Polskiego Towarzystwa Nauk Weterynaryjnych, Lublin, Poland
Citation
Medycyna Weterynaryjna, 2008, 64, 12, pp 1389-1392
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

At weaning piglets are confronted with a variety of challenges. In this study, we tested the effect of two rearing conditions on the behavioural responses of piglets towards social and non-social challenges at the time of weaning. A total of 81 piglets were reared either in an individual farrowing...

Author(s)
Hillmann, E.; Hollen, F. von; Bünger, B.; Todt, D.; Schrader, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 81, 2, pp 99-109
Abstract

Young growing pigs of both sexes housed in littermate groups of eight were given an aggressiveness score based on two resident-intruder tests. They were then mixed into new groups of eight, composed of four randomly selected pigs from each of two litters, and behaviour was observed for 2 days (days ...

Author(s)
D'Eath, R. B.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2002, 77, 4, pp 267-283
Abstract

320 pigs were reared from birth to 15 weeks of age in either barren or enriched environments. The barren environments were defined by common intensive housing conditions (slatted floors and in terms of recommended space allowances), while the enriched environments incorporated extra space and...

Author(s)
O'Connell, N. E.; Beattie, V. E.
Citation
Animal Welfare, 1999, 8, 3, pp 269-279
Abstract

A report is given on the findings of a group of 13 experts who convened for a seminar in September 1998 at the Institute for Alpine Agriculture, Gumpenstein in Styria, Austria. The objective of the seminar was to evaluate the most important behavioural domains of 16 different group housing systems...

Author(s)
Putten, G. van
Publisher
KTBL Kuratorium fur Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft, Darmstadt, Germany
Citation
KTBL-Schrift, 1999, No. 382, pp 163-171
Abstract

78 Large White × Landrace mixed parity sows were weaned from farrowing crates into groups of 6 and mixed into straw-bedded service pens with individual feeding stalls. Groups were transferred to similar gestation pens after 4 weeks where they remained until farrowing. In experiment 1 (24 sows)...

Author(s)
Arey, D. S.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1999, 62, 2/3, pp 199-207
Abstract

Eight established groups of 6 pregnant, multiparous sows were used in a replicated Latin Square design of experiment, with 7 day periods, to compare 4 pen sizes providing 2.0, 2.4, 3.6 or 4.8 m2/sow. For the last 48 h of each 7-day period, a continuous video recording was made to determine general...

Author(s)
Weng, R. C.; Edwards, S. A.; English, P. R.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1998, 59, 4, pp 307-316

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