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Tail biting in domestic pigs relates to a range of risk factors, primarily in the pigs' environment. Preventive tail docking is widely used, and various experimental approaches suggest that docking reduces the risk of tail biting. However, whether the docking length affects the prevalence of tail...

Author(s)
Thodberg, K.; Herskin, M. S.; Jensen, T.; Jensen, K. H.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2018, 12, 12, pp 2609-2618
Abstract

The effect of high (DOM) and low (SUB) social rank on blood immune variables was examined in female growing pigs. Pigs were mixed with unfamiliar pigs at 9 weeks of age and kept in stable groups of 4 pigs for 5 weeks. Social rank was determined using a feeding competition test. SUB pigs showed...

Author(s)
Hjarvard, B. M.; Larsen, O. N.; Juul-Madsen, H. R.; Jørgensen, E.; Jensen, K. H.
Publisher
Scandinavian Society for Laboratory Animal Science, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science, 2009, 36, 4, pp 309-320
Abstract

Spontaneous behaviour in the home pen of group-housed minipigs was characterised with respect to social interaction, activity, locomotion, exploration and resting behaviour. Sixteen adult male and female Göttingen minipigs were allocated in three groups. Data were acquired at the age of seven and...

Author(s)
Søndergaard, L. V.; Jensen, K. H.; Hemmingsen, R.; Hansen, A. K.; Lind, N. M.
Publisher
Scandinavian Society for Laboratory Animal Science, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science, 2007, 34, 2, pp 91-103
Abstract

56 prepubertal crossbred Landrace/Yorkshire gilts were subjected to a Food Competition Test, an Open Field Test, a Human Test and a Social Test. The undisturbed behaviour was video recorded in the home pen before the tests were performed. Factor analysis on open field data identified 5 factors,...

Author(s)
Thodberg, K.; Jensen, K. H.; Herskin, M. S.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1999, 63, 2, pp 103-119
Abstract

Influence of timidity (timid when approached by an unknown human against control) and social environment during lactation (single against group farrowing paddock) on the maternal responses of sows kept outdoors was examined in a 2 × 2 factorial experiment with 9 replicates of 4 sows. Timid sows...

Author(s)
Herskin, M. S.; Jensen, K. H.; Studnitz, M.
Citation
Acta Agriculturæ Scandinavica. Section A, Animal Science, 1998, 48, 4, pp 230-236