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A report is given on the findings of a group of 13 experts who convened for a seminar in September 1998 at the Institute for Alpine Agriculture, Gumpenstein in Styria, Austria. The objective of the seminar was to evaluate the most important behavioural domains of 16 different group housing systems...

Author(s)
Putten, G. van
Publisher
KTBL Kuratorium fur Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft, Darmstadt, Germany
Citation
KTBL-Schrift, 1999, No. 382, pp 163-171
Abstract

384 experimental GY × DUROC hybrid gilts and 384 control gilts were used to study agonistic behaviour in group housing. The experimental animals were born in individual farrowing crates with slatted floors. They were weaned at 30 days and kept in flatdeck cages with 2 other litters in groups of 8...

Author(s)
Putten, G. van; Buré, R. G.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1997, 54, 2/3, pp 173-183
Abstract

The suggestion by Grauvogl (1978) that the increased playing behaviour of piglets removed from the sows and kept in cages is a sign of their well-being is contested; it may on the contrary be interpreted as conflict behaviour.

Author(s)
Putten, G. van
Citation
Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift, 1978, 85, 12, pp 462-464