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This experiment examined the effects of group composition on sow aggressive behaviour and welfare. Over 6 time replicates, 360 sows (parity 1-6) were mixed into groups (10 sows per pen, 1.8 m2/sow) composed of animals that were predicted to be aggressive (n=18 pens) or groups composed of animals...

Author(s)
Verdon, M.; Morrison, R. S.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2018, 150, pp 17-24
Abstract

Author(s)
O'Keeffe, L.; Rice, M.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Australian Pig Science Association (Inc), Werribee, Australia
Citation
Manipulating pig production XIII. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 27-30 November, 2011, 2011, pp 101
Abstract

Temporary confinement during parturition and early postpartum may provide an intermediary step preceding loose housing that offers improvement in sow and piglet welfare. Three experiments were conducted to investigate the implications of replacing farrowing crates (FCs) with an alternative housing...

Author(s)
Singh, C.; Verdon, M.; Cronin, G. M.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2017, 11, 7, pp 1210-1221
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behavioural principles of pig handling.

This chapter reviews some of the main principles of pig handling based on current knowledge of the fear and explorative responses, learning capability, sensory characteristics and social behaviour of pigs. The second part of this chapter briefly considers opportunities for improved handling of pigs.

Author(s)
Hemsworth, P. H.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932190)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

We examined effects of deprivation of feed, social contact and bedding on the choice behaviour in Y maze tests. Eighty pigs were used to study two main effects: feed (estimated voluntary feed intake (VFI) vs. 70% VFI) and bedding (presence vs. absence), experiment 1; social contact (full vs....

Author(s)
Hemsworth, P. H.; Smith, K.; Karlen, M. G.; Arnold, N. A.; Moeller, S. J.; Barnett, J. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2011, 87, 2, pp 210-217
Abstract

Most research on dog communication has focused on either the use of lupine signals during intra-specific interactions or has studied single-breed groups, with little regard to the effects of morphological change in the dog on their communication. This oversight ignores the fact that most modern dog ...

Author(s)
Kerswell, K. J.; Bennett, P.; Butler, K. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2009, 81, 3, pp 376-382
AbstractFull Text

The quantity of reward in a Y-maze preference test refers to the period of time the animal is allowed contact with the chosen resource. Fifteen hens (Hy-Line Brown strain) were given eight preference test trials (conducted on alternate days) for their choice between dust (a tray of peat moss) or...

Author(s)
Laine, S. M.; Cronin, G. M.; Petherick, J. C.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Poultry Research Foundation, Sydney, Australia
Citation
Proceedings of the 20th Australian Poultry Science Symposium, 2009, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 9-11th February 2009, 2009, pp 153-156
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behavioural principles of pig handling.

Author(s)
Hemsworth, P. H.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851994091)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

The welfare of sows in gestation accommodation, and in particular the use of gestation stalls, is a major issue of concern among the animal-welfare community and pig producers. The objective of the present experiment was to investigate the effects of width (0.6 m v. 0.75 m) and length (2.0 m v. 2.2 ...

Author(s)
Barnett, J. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.; Butler, K. L.; Schirmer, B. N.; Borg, S. S.; Cronin, G. M.
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2011, 51, 5, pp 471-480
Abstract

Two studies compared the social and feeding behaviour of Large White × Landrace entire male (non-castrated) growing pigs housed in deep-litter, large group and conventional housing systems. In Study 1, an ethogram of behaviour was developed. The pigs were housed at 1 m2 per pig (200 pigs per pen)...

Author(s)
Morrison, R. S.; Hemsworth, P. H.; Cronin, G. M.; Campbell, R. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 82, 3, pp 173-188

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