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This article discusses the proper management of piglets highlighting the important factors needed to provide for the needed requirements after weaning in the following areas: maintenance and growth, adaptability to climatic factors, proper behaviour, nutritional requirements, and suitable...

Author(s)
Tucci, T.
Publisher
Il Sole 24 Ore Edagricole Srl, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Rivista di Suinicoltura, 2014, 55, 4, pp 48-53
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
Abstract

483 pigs were reared in 18 boxes with partially slatted or slatted floors, or solid floors with a separate defaecation area. Stocking density was 1.0 or 1.4 pigs/m2 within each type of flooring. Results on the effects of floor type and stocking density on behavioural traits of the pigs are given in ...

Author(s)
Mattiello, S.; Tosi, M. V.; Heinzl, E.; Carenzi, C.
Publisher
Gruppo Calderini Edagricole Srl, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Rivista di Suinicoltura, 2003, 44, 10, pp 157-161
Abstract

An account is given of various types of behaviour in pigs, including territorial, hierarchic, aggressive, social, sleep, explorative and sexual behaviour.

Author(s)
Sguerrini, R.
Publisher
Gruppo Calderini Edagricole Srl, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Rivista di Suinicoltura, 2002, 43, 9, pp 51-89
Abstract

Author(s)
Mattiello, S.
Publisher
Edagricole, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Obiettivi e Documenti Veterinari, 2001, 22, 6, pp 15-18
Abstract

32 piglets aged 28 days from 4 litters were placed into 2 groups at weaning. Observations were made on social rank, social tension and dominance. Sounds made by the piglets during social encounters were recorded through microphones. Social rank was determined by body weight, but not by sex or...

Author(s)
Rosa, G. de; Grasso, F.; Gubitosi, L.; Napolitano, F.; Bordi, A.
Citation
Zootecnica e Nutrizione Animale, 1999, 25, 1, pp 35-42

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