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For groups of pigs to cope adequately with their housing conditions they need sufficient static space (occupied by the body of the pig), activity space (for movement between different functional areas and behaviours relating to these) and interaction space (for appropriate social behaviour)....

Author(s)
Spoolder, H. A. M.; Aarnink, A. A. J.; Vermeer, H. M.; Riel, J. van; Edwards, S. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 138, 3/4, pp 229-239
Abstract

To quantify the combined effect of housing conditions and environmental enrichment on the behaviour and performance of pigs, a meta-analysis was performed using information from 45 experiments in 42 published manuscripts. Multiple regression models were applied to evaluate the effects of space...

Author(s)
Averós, X.; Brossard, L.; Dourmad, J. Y.; Greef, K. H. de; Edge, H. L.; Edwards, S. A.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2010, 127, 3/4, pp 73-85
Abstract

A herd of 86 Iberian pigs aged 13±0.5 months and with an average live weight of 110±1.3 kg at the start of the study was followed to monitor their social organisation (spontaneous group size: GS) and resting preferences when free ranging on natural pastures in a dehesa of evergreen oaks (Quercus...

Author(s)
Rodríguez-Estévez, V.; Sánchez-Rodríguez, M.; Gómez-Castro, A. G.; Edwards, S. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2010, 127, 1/2, pp 28-36
Abstract

Approximately 5% of pigs slaughtered in the UK have been tail-bitten, leading to welfare and production issues. Tail biting is sporadic and not all pigs tail bite. The aim of this study was to identify factors that are common in pigs that perform tail-biting behaviour, and that might be used in a...

Author(s)
Beattie, V. E.; Breuer, K.; O'Connell, N. E.; Sneddon, I. A.; Mercer, J. T.; Rance, K. A.; Sutcliffe, M. E. M.; Edwards, S. A.
Publisher
British Society of Animal Science, Penicuik, UK
Citation
Animal Science, 2005, 80, 3, pp 307-312
Abstract

This study assessed the effect of predisposition to perform harmful social behaviour, maternal rearing environment, and lactation environment on the responses of pigs to weaning at 3 or 5 weeks of age. Predisposed and non-predisposed gilts were selected as dams for this study at 7 weeks of age....

Author(s)
O'Connell, N. E.; Beattie, V. E.; Sneddon, I. A.; Breuer, K.; Mercer, J. T.; Rance, K. A.; Sutcliffe, M. E. M.; Edwards, S. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2005, 90, 3/4, pp 219-232
Abstract

Author(s)
Edwards, S. A.; Turner, S. P.
Citation
Pig Journal, 2000, 45, pp 45-54
Abstract

Eight established groups of 6 pregnant, multiparous sows were used in a replicated Latin Square design of experiment, with 7 day periods, to compare 4 pen sizes providing 2.0, 2.4, 3.6 or 4.8 m2/sow. For the last 48 h of each 7-day period, a continuous video recording was made to determine general...

Author(s)
Weng, R. C.; Edwards, S. A.; English, P. R.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1998, 59, 4, pp 307-316
Abstract

A total of 640 Large White × Landrace growing pigs were assigned to 4 treatments in a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement (60 pigs, 3 drinkers; 20 pigs, 1 drinker; 60 pigs, 6 drinkers and 20 pigs, 2 drinkers). Drinker provision had no significant effect on water use (5.10, 3.88, 4.99 and 3.45 litres per...

Author(s)
Turner, S. P.; Edwards, S. A.; Bland, V. C.
Citation
Animal Science, 1998, 68, 4, pp 617-622
Abstract

Reduction of the disruption in suckling patterns and cross-suckling in multi-suckling systems was investigated in pens designed to permit prior familiarity of animals with the environment. Groups of 4 Large White × Landrace sows and litters were allocated between 2 treatments, each with 4...

Author(s)
Wattanakul, W.; Edwards, S. A.; Stewart, A. H.; English, P. R.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1998, 61, 1, pp 25-39
Abstract

The behavioural responses of 208 gilts were tested in the following situations: 1, an open field with a novel stimulus (bucket or human); 2, individual access to feed for 15 min after 20 h of starvation; 3, competition for feed after starvation; and 4, general activity and feeding behaviour in a...

Author(s)
Spoolder, H. A. M.; Burbidge, J. A.; Lawrence, A. B.; Simmins, P. H.; Edwards, S. A.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1996, 49, 2, pp 185-198

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