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Temporary confinement during parturition and early postpartum may provide an intermediary step preceding loose housing that offers improvement in sow and piglet welfare. Three experiments were conducted to investigate the implications of replacing farrowing crates (FCs) with an alternative housing...

Author(s)
Singh, C.; Verdon, M.; Cronin, G. M.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2017, 11, 7, pp 1210-1221
Abstract

The welfare of sows in gestation accommodation, and in particular the use of gestation stalls, is a major issue of concern among the animal-welfare community and pig producers. The objective of the present experiment was to investigate the effects of width (0.6 m v. 0.75 m) and length (2.0 m v. 2.2 ...

Author(s)
Barnett, J. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.; Butler, K. L.; Schirmer, B. N.; Borg, S. S.; Cronin, G. M.
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2011, 51, 5, pp 471-480
Abstract

Two studies compared the social and feeding behaviour of Large White × Landrace entire male (non-castrated) growing pigs housed in deep-litter, large group and conventional housing systems. In Study 1, an ethogram of behaviour was developed. The pigs were housed at 1 m2 per pig (200 pigs per pen)...

Author(s)
Morrison, R. S.; Hemsworth, P. H.; Cronin, G. M.; Campbell, R. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 82, 3, pp 173-188
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
Abstract

Pregnant Large White × Landrace gilts in groups of 4 were housed at 1.97 or 0.9 m2/pig, with or without partial stalls and fed within the partial stalls or on the floor of the pen. In the 90 min following grouping of the (unfamiliar) pigs, the presence of the partial stalls reduced the number of...

Author(s)
Barnett, J. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.; Cronin, G. M.; Newman, E. A.; McCallum, T. H.; Chilton, D.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1992, 34, 3, pp 207-220
Abstract

Moving pigs into groups after 5 weeks in individual pens resulted in short-term stress response as shown by an increased corticosteroid concentration measured 5.5 h later, but within 24 h the hormonal pattern established was of higher levels in the morning than in the afternoon. In group-penned...

Author(s)
Barnett, J. L.; Cronin, G. M.; Winfield, C. G.
Citation
General and Comparative Endocrinology, 1981, 44, 2, pp 219-225