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Weaning is often an abrupt and stressful process. We studied the effects of administering oxytocin, subcutaneously or intranasally, on the ability of pigs to cope with weaning. On a commercial farm 144, 30 day-old pigs from 24 litters were used. On the day of weaning, one male and one female in...

Author(s)
Rault, J. L.; Dunshea, F. R.; Pluske, J. R.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2015, 5, 3, pp 545-560
Abstract

An experiment was conducted to compare behaviour, in particular social and feeding behaviour, and consequently growth performance of group-housed entire and castrated male pigs during the finisher stage of production. Three treatments: (1) entire males, (2) immuno-castrated males, treated with...

Author(s)
Cronin, G. M.; Dunshea, F. R.; Butler, K. L.; McCauley, I.; Barnett, J. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 81, 2, pp 111-126