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This article discusses the current knowledge on housing and management to minimize tail biting in piglets such as early socialization of piglets to avoid social ranking; simultaneous access to high quality feeds and roughage with optimum water supply; separate areas for lying and defecation;...

Author(s)
Borell, E. von
Publisher
Höhere Bundeslehr-und Forschungsaustalt für Landwirtschaft, Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Irdning, Austria
Citation
Bautagung Raumberg-Gumpenstein 2015. Zukunftsorientierte Rinder-und Schweinehaltung. Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Austria, 21 May, 2015, 2015, pp 37-40
Abstract

Under farming conditions piglets generally face several simultaneous stressors including separation from the dam, an abrupt change from milk to a solid diet and changes in the social and housing environments. In this study we tested the hypothesis that increasing the number of environmental...

Author(s)
Hötzel, M. J.; Souza, G. P. P. de; Costa, O. A. D.; Machado Filho, L. C. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2011, 135, 1/2, pp 44-50
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
Abstract

The author examined the effects of confinement on social interactions of dry (non-lactating) sows, and the effects of continuous noise on communication between sows and piglets during suckling. The interaction patterns of dry sows were analysed with respect to their effects on the behaviour of...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
Publisher
Department of Animal Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences, Skara, Sweden
Citation
Confinement and continuous noise as environmental factors affecting communication in the domestic pig., 1983, pp 146pp.