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Re-location and mixing after weaning increase the risk of aggression in weaned pigs. To quantify the effects of tail docking, teeth clipping and toy enrichment on the growth performances, behaviour, lesions, and physiological indicators of weaned pigs after re-location and mixing, a total of 262...

Author(s)
Fu LingLing; Zhou Bo; Li HuiZhi; Schinckel, A. P.; Liang TingTing; Chu QingPo; Li Yuan; Xu FeiLong
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2018, 212, pp 137-142
Abstract

In recent years, the concept of animal welfare began to be accepted by the Chinese people. On some intensive pig farms, the stocking density for growing pigs is too great, leading to decreased animal welfare. In order to study the relationships between stocking density and welfare indicators and...

Author(s)
Fu LingLing; Li HuiZhi; Liang TingTing; Zhou Bo; Chu QingPo; Schinckel, A. P.; Yang XiaoJing; Zhao RuQian; Li PingHua; Huang RuiHua
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 174, pp 42-50
Abstract

The objective of this experiment was to compare the effects of tail docking and teeth clipping on the growth and behavior of pigs. Pigs (n=126) from 21 litters (6 pigs/litter) were blocked by birth weight, and assigned at 3 d of age within blocks to either teeth clipping and tail docking...

Author(s)
Zhou, B.; Yang, X. J.; Zhao, R. Q.; Huang, R. H.; Wang, Y. H.; Wang, S. T.; Yin, C. P.; Shen, Q.; Wang, L. Y.; Schinckel, A. P.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2013, 91, 10, pp 4908-4916