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The purpose of this study was to determine how increasing the frequency of co-mingling affected piglets' behavior development before and after weaning. Co-mingling once (CM1), piglets interacted with 1 unfamiliar litter Days 10-18 after birth; co-mingling twice (CM2), piglets interacted with 1...

Author(s)
Kanaan, V. T.; Lay, D. C., Jr.; Richert, B. T.; Pajor, E. A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2012, 15, 2, pp 163-180
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine how co-mingling litters affected piglets' pre-weaning growth, ear injuries, suckling behaviour and responses to behavioural tests used to measure coping abilities. Thirty sows and their respective litters were housed in standard farrowing crates until day...

Author(s)
Kanaan, V. T.; Pajor, E. A.; Lay, D. C., Jr.; Richert, B. T.; Garner, J. P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2008, 110, 3/4, pp 386-391
Abstract

The effect of age on the incidence of fighting was studied in piglets mixed before weaning at different ages between 5 and 26 days. No significant relationship was found between age and likelihood that a pair of piglets would fight during the first 75 min after mixing. However, the duration of the...

Author(s)
Pitts, A. D.; Weary, D. M.; Pajor, E. A.; Fraser, D.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2000, 68, 3, pp 191-197