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Two batches of 120 growing pigs were used to study the effects of the group composition (M: 10 males; F: 10 females; MF: 5 males and 5 females) and the slaughter strategy (one (1D) or two (2D) departures per pen) in a 3×2 factorial design. In the 2D treatment, the four heaviest pigs were...

Author(s)
Courboulay, V.; Leroy, C.; Poissonnet, A.; Chevillon, P.; Quiniou, N.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2014, 46, pp 255-260
Abstract

This article explores the concept of immaturity in newborn piglets. Focus is given on intrauterine growth retardation. The signs of immaturity in terms of morphology, social behaviour and performance (survival) are discussed.

Author(s)
Sacy, A.; Couture, V.; Treut, Y. le
Publisher
Il Sole 24 Ore Edagricole Srl, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Rivista di Suinicoltura, 2010, 51, 11, pp 30-33
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Pig welfare research are numerous but mostly concerns industrial systems. The spontaneous sows's behaviour is still misrecognized. We studied an open air organic system in south of France (Hérault) of 48 sows, 4 boars, 450 fattening pigs. This study aimed to understanding the behaviour of sows...

Author(s)
Chartier, A.; Porcher, J.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2009, 41, pp 236-237
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Mother-daughter postweaning associations in wild boars (Sus scrofa L., 1758) were investigated using 12 years' data from a wild population in Champagne, France. In the wild boar, a polygynous ungulate species, females (i) can reproduce as soon as they are yearlings and (ii) generally have large...

Author(s)
Kaminski, G.; Brandt, S.; Baubet, E.; Baudoin, C.
Publisher
National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Zoology, 2005, 83, 3, pp 474-480