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The aim of the study was to investigate maternal characteristics, such as behaviour towards piglets and humans, nest-building as well as lying down behaviour of sows and to determine their influence on biological performance data. Repeatability of behaviour across multiple litters and relationships ...

Author(s)
Minihuber, U.; Hagmüller, W.; Gallnböck, M.; Riffert, V.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2019, 91, 2, pp 85-101
Abstract

A total of 1,627 gilts (g) from 3 herds were phenotyped in high and low ranking by using their place in the feeding order at an electronic feeding station (EFS). High ranking g were inseminated in a significantly higher percentage (96.8%) compared with low ranking g (94.5%) and reached a...

Author(s)
Palm, K.; Hoy, St.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2016, 88, 2, pp 104-113
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Author(s)
Peterson, L. M.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Praktische Tierarzt, 2015, 96, Suppl., pp 13-16
Abstract

In most farrowing systems for sows, different litters have no contact with each other until weaning. This is in contrast to physiological behaviour, and lack of socialisation hence puts additional stress on weaners. This study investigated whether opportunities for contact between non-littermate...

Author(s)
Kutzer, T.; Bünger, B.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Praktische Tierarzt, 2013, 94, 7, pp 626-635
Abstract

The behavioural interactions of sows housed in groups are described in a series of studies. The knowledge of the factors that affect group behaviour is emphasized in order to successfully house sows in groups without negatively affecting health, fertility and welfare.

Author(s)
Krauss, A. V.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Praktische Tierarzt, 2013, 94, 6, pp 545...548
Abstract

All agonistic interactions at an electronic feeding station (displacements or keeping the feeding place) were recorded in continuous behavioural observations with infrared video technique during 3×48 hours at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the fattening period with 93 pigs in a...

Author(s)
Schamun, S.; Hoy, S.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2011, 83, 6, pp 426-438
Abstract

Group housing systems for lactating sows where piglets are socialized with non-littermates in order to establish a new dominance hierarchy already before weaning have generally not been accepted in practice so far. The main reasons are increased numbers of crushed piglets, decreased piglet...

Author(s)
Hessel, E. F.; Reiners, K.; Weghe, H. F. A. van den
Publisher
Institut fur Agrartechnik Bornim e.V., Potsdam, Germany
Citation
Agrartechnische Forschung, 2007, 13, 4, pp 110-118
Abstract

Around 90% of social rank struggles between group-housed sows occur within 48 h of grouping. An account is given of the possibilities of minimising the incidence of violent behaviour of pregnant sows, which may lead to reduced fertility and injuries of sows and their fetuses. It is suggested that...

Author(s)
Hühn, U.
Publisher
Landwirtschaftsverlag GmbH, Münster-Hiltrup, Germany
Citation
SUS - Schweinezucht und Schweinemast, 2004, No.5, pp 46-49
Abstract

The study investigated the behaviour of breeding sows fed by an electronic feeding system in which the sow is not protected from its pen mates during feed intake. Three feeding stations were installed for a dynamic group of a maximum of 36 sows (maximum animal/feeding place ratio: 12:1). The sows'...

Author(s)
Weber, R.
Publisher
Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft, Bern, Switzerland
Citation
Agrarforschung, 2004, 11, 6, pp 230-235
Abstract

Fifteen litters of 10 piglets were housed with their dams in pens with a floor area of 3.6, 6.8 or 29 m2 (5 litters per floor size). The animals were observed from the day they were born up to the age of 6 weeks and the forms of social behaviour were recorded each day for 24 h. The piglets were...

Author(s)
Hvozdik, A.; Kottferová, J.; Alberto, J. da S.
Publisher
Forschungsinstitut für die Biologie landwirtschaftlicher Nutztiere, Dummerstorf, Germany
Citation
Archiv für Tierzucht, 2002, 45, 6, pp 557-563

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