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There is considerable interest in how early life experiences shape behavioural development. For example, the socialisation of unfamiliar pigs pre-weaning has been suggested to decrease aggression during later life. However, the behavioural mechanisms behind this socialisation effect remain...

Author(s)
Weller, J. E.; Camerlink, I.; Turner, S. P.; Farish, M.; Arnott, G.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 1, pp 4180
Abstract

Nose contact is a frequent form of social behaviour in pigs, but the motivational reasons underlying this behaviour remain unclear. We investigated the frequency, direction and type of sow-piglet nosing behaviour and its association with sow and piglet traits. Social nosing behaviour was recorded...

Author(s)
Portele, K.; Scheck, K.; Siegmann, S.; Feitsch, R.; Maschat, K.; Rault, J. L.; Camerlink, I.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 8, pp 513
Abstract

The present study's aim was to assess the test-retest reliability (TRR) of the 'Welfare Quality® animal welfare assessment protocol for sows and piglets' focusing on the welfare principle 'appropriate behavior'. TRR was calculated using Spearman's rank correlation coefficient (RS), intraclass...

Author(s)
Friedrich, L.; Krieter, J.; Kemper, N.; Czycholl, I.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 7, pp 398
Abstract

Dominance indices are calculated by considering the differences between the number of won and lost fights. Whether these differences show a significant asymmetric outcome or not is neglected. Thus, two calculation methods for the limits of significant dyads are proposed using a sign test based on...

Author(s)
Büttner, K.; Czycholl, I.; Mees, K.; Krieter, J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 344
Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate maternal characteristics, such as behaviour towards piglets and humans, nest-building as well as lying down behaviour of sows and to determine their influence on biological performance data. Repeatability of behaviour across multiple litters and relationships ...

Author(s)
Minihuber, U.; Hagmüller, W.; Gallnböck, M.; Riffert, V.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2019, 91, 2, pp 85-101
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Author(s)
Leeuwen, J. I. van; Ponte, V. A.
Publisher
Positive Action Publications Ltd, Driffield, UK
Citation
International Pig Topics, 2018, 33, 8, pp 15-16
Abstract

Early life socialization of piglets has been shown to reduce piglet aggression at weaning, but information on sow health and long-term benefits is lacking. We aimed to assess how socialization impacts sow udder quality and long-term pig behaviour and growth. At two weeks of age, 65 litters either...

Author(s)
Camerlink, I.; Farish, M.; D'Eath, R. B.; Arnott, G.; Turner, S. P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 11, pp 192
Abstract

Socialisation is a process in which animals interact with unfamiliar conspecifics, that allows them to develop their social abilities. Socialisation has been proposed as a method in pig husbandry to increase piglets' social skills and reduce conspecific aggression, which is a major welfare issue in ...

Author(s)
Salazar, L. C.; Ko HengLun; Yang ChungHsuan; Llonch, L.; Manteca, X.; Camerlink, I.; Llonch, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 206, pp 25-31
Abstract

Re-location and mixing after weaning increase the risk of aggression in weaned pigs. To quantify the effects of tail docking, teeth clipping and toy enrichment on the growth performances, behaviour, lesions, and physiological indicators of weaned pigs after re-location and mixing, a total of 262...

Author(s)
Fu LingLing; Zhou Bo; Li HuiZhi; Schinckel, A. P.; Liang TingTing; Chu QingPo; Li Yuan; Xu FeiLong
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2018, 212, pp 137-142
Abstract

This experiment examined the effects of group composition on sow aggressive behaviour and welfare. Over 6 time replicates, 360 sows (parity 1-6) were mixed into groups (10 sows per pen, 1.8 m2/sow) composed of animals that were predicted to be aggressive (n=18 pens) or groups composed of animals...

Author(s)
Verdon, M.; Morrison, R. S.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2018, 150, pp 17-24

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