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Housing systems should enable animals to interact socially while minimising aggression. This study investigated whether social interaction patterns in groups of indoor-housed gestating sows are affected by stocking density ('SD'), by varying the number of sows per pen, and day after mixing....

Author(s)
Rault, J. L.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2017, 57, 5, pp 896-902
Abstract

The Welfare Quality® (WQ) protocols have been developed as a tool for the assessment of farm animal welfare based on scientific evidence. Animal welfare (AW) is part of the sustainability criteria of livestock production. A study was carried out in four states of Central Mexico in seven rustic...

Author(s)
Losada-Espinosa, N.; Ortega, M. E. T.; Galindo, F.
Publisher
Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Coyoacan, Mexico
Citation
Veterinaria México OA, 2017, 4, 4, pp unpaginated
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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

Free expression of pig behavior is considered to be an important index of animal welfare. The free beds developed by China Agricultural University, where the sows are freely access to, can act as partitions to reduce the aggression behavior due to feeding competing on one hand, and on other hand...

Author(s)
Li Wei; Liu ZuoHua; Wang ChaoYuan; Li BaoMing
Publisher
Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, Beijing, China
Citation
Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 2017, 33, 22, pp 248-254
Abstract

Early detection of health and welfare compromises in commercial piggeries is essential for timely intervention to enhance treatment success, reduce impact on welfare, and promote sustainable pig production. Behavioural changes that precede or accompany subclinical and clinical signs may have...

Author(s)
Matthews, S. G.; Miller, A. L.; Clapp, J.; Plötz, T.; Kyriazakis, I.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2016, 217, pp 43-51
Abstract

This study aimed to identify characteristics of pigs performing tail-in-mouth behaviour (TIM; P, n=34), their recipients (R, n=23) and neutral penmates (N, n=31) at two occasions, the first being at weaning (4 weeks of age) before TIM was observed in the pen and the second being at 9 weeks of age...

Author(s)
Munsterhjelm, C.; Heinonen, M.; Valros, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 184, pp 16-24
Abstract

The pig appeasing pheromone (PAP) applied in spray has shown to be effective in reducing the frequency of aggression and the stress response of young and adult pigs under experimental conditions. This preliminary experiment investigates the effect of the PAP in a slow releasing block on the...

Author(s)
Temple, D.; Barthélémy, H.; Mainau, E.; Cozzi, A.; Amat, M.; Canozzi, M. E.; Pageat, P.; Manteca, X.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Porcine Health Management, 2016, 2, 13, pp (1 June 2016)
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Intranasal administration of oxytocin has been shown to alter positive and negative social behaviour. Positive social behaviour in pigs (Sus scrofa) may be expressed through gentle social nosing, and greater insight in the specific expression hereof might contribute to the current search for...

Author(s)
Camerlink, I.; Reimert, I.; Bolhuis, J. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2016, 163, pp 51-55
Abstract

A total of 1,627 gilts (g) from 3 herds were phenotyped in high and low ranking by using their place in the feeding order at an electronic feeding station (EFS). High ranking g were inseminated in a significantly higher percentage (96.8%) compared with low ranking g (94.5%) and reached a...

Author(s)
Palm, K.; Hoy, St.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2016, 88, 2, pp 104-113
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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

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