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Group housing of gestating sows benefits their welfare by allowing them freedom of movement and the opportunity for social interaction. However, social life could also bring disadvantages for individuals who receive direct aggression or are displaced from the feeder. The aim of this study was to...

Author(s)
Norring, M.; Valros, A.; Bergman, P.; Marchant-Forde, J. N.; Heinonen, M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2019, 13, 2, pp 392-398
Abstract

To compare the behaviour of sows and the physiological indices of their offspring in stall and group-housing systems, 28 sows were randomly distributed into two systems with 16 sows in stalls, and the other 12 sows were divided into three groups with four sows per pen. The area per sow in stalls...

Author(s)
Zhou, Q.; Sun, Q.; Wang, G.; Zhou, B.; Lu, M.; Marchant-Forde, J. N.; Yang, X.; Zhao, R.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2014, 8, 7, pp 1162-1169
Abstract

Developmental changes in response to prenatal stressors (PNS) can result in anxiety and abnormal social development in the offspring. Oxytocin (OT) reduces anxiety, whereas OT deficiencies are associated with social behaviour deficits. Hence, we hypothesized that OT could reverse some of the PNS...

Author(s)
Rault, J. L.; Mack, L. A.; Carter, C. S.; Garner, J. P.; Marchant-Forde, J. N.; Richert, B. T.; Lay, D. C., Jr.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2013, 148, 1/2, pp 99-107