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In the pig industry, piglets are weaned earlier than in nature. Early weaning has an impact on piglet growth and feeding behaviour, but this may differ, apart from the weaning age, according to the housing environment. Piglets from sow group housing systems (GH), where several litters and sows live ...

Author(s)
Šilerová, J.; Špinka, M.; Šárová, R.; Algers, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2010, 124, 3/4, pp 83-89
Abstract

The frequency of stereotypies, the nature of social interactions and whether sows or piglets initiate and terminate successful sucklings were compared. Sows on a commercial farm were housed in either crates or pens and studied for a year. Sows in crates developed significantly more stereotypies...

Author(s)
Arellano, P. E.; Pijoan, C.; Jacobson, L. D.; Algers, B.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1992, 35, 2, pp 157-166
Abstract

Two groups of Swedish Landrace pigs were kept in semi-natural enclosures of 7 and 13 ha. Out of these groups, the nursing and sucking behaviour of 7 multiparous and 3 primiparous sows and their litters were studied during two 2 h sampling sessions per day during 10 days postpartum in the period...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.; Stangel, G.; Algers, B.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1991, 31, 3-4, pp 193-209
Abstract

The behaviour of a group of seven domestic pigs following transportation and release into a novel, 12.5 ha, semi-natural environment was recorded immediately after release, on days 1-4 and 19-20 after release and on an extensive following-up 3 months later. The pigs appeared to follow their own...

Author(s)
Wood-Gush, D. G. M.; Jensen, P.; Algers, B.
Citation
Biology of Behaviour, 1990, 15, 2, pp 62-73