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Raising entire males is already common in a few European countries. It has the advantage of avoiding the pain of castration. Entire males have also a better food conversion. However, they would be more aggressive than castrates which causes welfare troubles. The consequences for human-animal...

Author(s)
Tallet, C.; Brilloüet, A.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Paulmier, V.; Guérin, C.; Prunier, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2013, 145, 3/4, pp 70-83
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Divergent selection for residual feed intake (RFI), defined as the feed consumed over (RFI+) or below (RFI-) the daily consumption predicted from maintenance and production requirements, was conducted in growing pigs to improve feed efficiency. The present study aimed at assessing the impact of...

Author(s)
Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Guerin, C.; Billon, Y.; Priet, A.; Sellier, P.; Gilbert, H.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2011, 43, pp 181-182
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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
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Rearing practices in pig husbandry can be stressful for animals. Especially, mixing of unfamiliar pregnant sows and the consecutive fighting for establishing a social hierarchy can affect animals' welfare and physiology. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impacts of a chronic social...

Author(s)
Couret, D.; Prunier, A.; Otten, W.; Puppe, B.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Mounier, A. M.; Lefebvre, M.; Merlot, E.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2007, 39, pp 63-68
Abstract

In animal husbandry, pigs have to cope with social challenges when regrouped with unfamiliar conspecifics. Regrouping pigs may result in an acute stress and physical injuries thus reducing animal welfare. The aim of the present experiment was to evaluate the behavioural, cortisol and growth...

Author(s)
Coutellier, L.; Arnould, C.; Boissy, A.; Orgeur, P.; Prunier, A.; Veissier, I.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 105, 1/3, pp 102-114
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Author(s)
Guilloux, A.; Berger, F.; Bellanger, D.; Cossée, B.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 1998, 30, pp 189-194

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