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Entire male pigs display more aggressive and sexual behaviour. This might cause a condition of chronic stress and impair their welfare. In order to assess chronic stress in entire and castrated male pigs, as well as effects of providing grass silage as occupational and feed material on behaviour...

Author(s)
Holinger, M.; Früh, B.; Stoll, P.; Graage, R.; Wirth, S.; Bruckmaier, R.; Prunier, A.; Kreuzer, M.; Hillmann, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2018, 195, pp 58-68
Abstract

Analogous to the way in which repeated episodes of stress can lead to a negative emotional state, it is possible that repeated positive emotions could lead to a positive emotional state. Positive emotions can be induced by providing enrichment or by successfully coping with cognitive challenges....

Author(s)
Imfeld-Mueller, S.; Hillmann, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 137, 1/2, pp 23-29
Abstract

At weaning piglets are confronted with a variety of challenges. In this study, we tested the effect of two rearing conditions on the behavioural responses of piglets towards social and non-social challenges at the time of weaning. A total of 81 piglets were reared either in an individual farrowing...

Author(s)
Hillmann, E.; Hollen, F. von; Bünger, B.; Todt, D.; Schrader, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 81, 2, pp 99-109
Abstract

Sows were kept in a group before farrowing and were allowed to farrow and to nurse their piglets either in individual farrowing systems (IFS) (69 animals) or in group farrowing system (GFS) (29 animals). Under both systems a nursing period lasted 35 days. GFS-piglets grew faster before and after...

Author(s)
Bünger, B.; Hillmann, E.; Hollen, F. von
Publisher
Forschungsinstitut für die Biologie landwirtschaftlicher Nutztiere, Dummerstorf, Germany
Citation
Archiv für Tierzucht, 2001, 43, Special, pp 196-202