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Objectives: Previous studies have shown that dietary prebiotics have the potential to improve memory, alter social behavior, and reduce anxiety-like behaviors in rodents. The present research sought to expand upon such results and describe the effects of feeding prebiotics early in life on...

Author(s)
Fleming, S. A.; Monaikul, S.; Patsavas, A. J.; Waworuntu, R. V.; Berg, B. M.; Dilger, R. N.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Nutritional Neuroscience, 2019, 22, 7, pp 499-512
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Ley crops can be preserved as silage and can serve as a locally produced feedstuff/enrichment for pigs. It is important to determine the potential for using ley crops grown on-farm in pig production and to evaluate dietary inclusion of different roughage types on pig performance and behaviour. This ...

Author(s)
Ǻkerfeldt, M. P.; Nihlstrand, J.; Neil, M.; Lundeheim, N.; Andersson, H. K.; Wallenbeck, A.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Organic Agriculture, 2019, 9, 1, pp 127-138
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The animal welfare is maybe the main factor in livestock breeding, including keeping wild animals. In order not have any problems (health, economic), animals behaviour analyses with cameras can be an appropriate and relatively cheap solution. The present study aims to show the difference between...

Author(s)
Kovács, V.; Újváry, D.; Szemethy, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2017, 195, pp 112-114
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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

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
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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
Abstract

Two studies were carried out on the effect of visitors on mixed-breed goats, llama, and Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs housed in a petting zoo display within a safari park. In the first study we investigated the effect of the presence and density of visitors on the animals' behaviour and in the...

Author(s)
Farrand, A.; Hosey, G.; Buchanan-Smith, H. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2014, 151, pp 117-127
Abstract

This study investigated how inclusion of grass/clover silage affected the time budgets and social behaviour of growing/finishing pigs. The behaviour of 128 pigs was observed through video recordings. Pigs fed intact or chopped silage spent a larger proportion of their time active compared with pigs ...

Author(s)
Presto, M.; Rundgren, M.; Wallenbeck, A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Acta Agriculturæ Scandinavica. Section A, Animal Science, 2013, 63, 2, pp 84-92
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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For the study from a total of 679 female pigs kept in a progeny test station in 64 groups mostly with 12 pigs each, the data from all visits at an electronic feeding station (EFS) were analysed. In 93 pigs (8 groups) all agonistic interactions at the EFS were recorded in continuous observations...

Author(s)
Hoy, S.; Schamun, S.; Weirich, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 139, 1/2, pp 58-64

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