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Two batches of 120 growing pigs were used to study the effects of the group composition (M: 10 males; F: 10 females; MF: 5 males and 5 females) and the slaughter strategy (one (1D) or two (2D) departures per pen) in a 3×2 factorial design. In the 2D treatment, the four heaviest pigs were...

Author(s)
Courboulay, V.; Leroy, C.; Poissonnet, A.; Chevillon, P.; Quiniou, N.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2014, 46, pp 255-260
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Two batches of 120 pigs (10 pigs/pen) were used to investigate the effect of four different objects on the behavior and body condition during the fattening period. In previous trials, an object (T) made of three plastic pipes strengthened with a chain and fixed to the floor was considered a good...

Author(s)
Courboulay, V.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2011, 43, pp 183-184
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Growth performance, carcass quality, behaviour and general condition of crossbred (Pietrain × Large White) × (Large White × Landrace) boars, barrows and gilts were compared from a batch of pigs fed ad libitum and group-housed both during the postweaning (eight-nine pigs/pen) and the fattening (six...

Author(s)
Quiniou, N.; Courboulay, V.; Salaün, Y.; Chevillon, P.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2010, 42, pp 113-118
Abstract

A welfare assessment method was built, based on criteria related to behaviour, lesion scores and human/animal interactions, and tested thereafter in two main types of farms differing by their type of floor: either concrete, fully or partially slatted (C; n=42) or straw bedding (S; n=40)....

Author(s)
Courboulay, V.; Eugène, A.; Delarue, E.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2009, 18, 4, pp 515-521
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The objective of the study was to compare two treatments, a prototype object (Object) or a distribution of straw via a rack (Straw). Each treatment was assigned to three pens in two rooms comprising six pens of 7 m2. Each pen was composed of 5 castrated males and 5 females. The floor was made up of ...

Author(s)
Courboulay, V.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2006, 38, pp 421-426