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Selection for indirect genetic effects (IGE), i.e. the genetic effect of an individual on a trait of another individual, is a promising avenue to increase trait values in plant and animal breeding. Studies in livestock suggest that selection for IGE for growth (IGEg) might increase animals'...

Author(s)
Camerlink, I.; Ursinus, W. W.; Bartels, A. C.; Bijma, P.; Bolhuis, J. E.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Behavior Genetics, 2018, 48, 5, pp 413-420
Abstract

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

Domesticated pigs, Sus scrofa, vary considerably in feeding, social interaction and growth patterns. This variation originates partly from genetic variation that affects physiological factors and partly from behavioural strategies (avoid or approach) in competitive food resource situations....

Author(s)
Boumans, I. J. M. M.; Boer, I. J. M. de; Hofstede, G. J.; Bokkers, E. A. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2018, 191, pp 100-115
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Background: Play, particularly pretend play, has a cognitive basis and has been linked to the language and social ability. Objectives: The goal of this study was to examine face and content validity, inter-rater, intra-rater and test-retest reliability of the Persian translation of the...

Author(s)
Golchin, M. D.; Mirzakhani, N.; Stagnitti, K.; Golchin, M. D.; Rezaei, M.
Publisher
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, 2017, 27, 1, pp e7053
Abstract

Learning by observing others is especially beneficial for young and naïve individuals. The relationship to the social partner is thus important. While peers are often used as demonstrators to test for social learning abilities in a species, thereby studying horizontal transmission of information,...

Author(s)
Veit, A.; Wondrak, M.; Huber, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2017, 132, pp 49-59
Abstract

Housing systems should enable animals to interact socially while minimising aggression. This study investigated whether social interaction patterns in groups of indoor-housed gestating sows are affected by stocking density ('SD'), by varying the number of sows per pen, and day after mixing....

Author(s)
Rault, J. L.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2017, 57, 5, pp 896-902
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour of pigs.

This chapter discusses the origin; social behaviour; perception and communication; cognition, emotions and personalities; foraging and feeding behaviour; coping with the environment; mating behaviour; periparturient behaviour; behaviour during lactation; and behavioural development in piglets and...

Author(s)
Špinka, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

The animal welfare is maybe the main factor in livestock breeding, including keeping wild animals. In order not have any problems (health, economic), animals behaviour analyses with cameras can be an appropriate and relatively cheap solution. The present study aims to show the difference between...

Author(s)
Kovács, V.; Újváry, D.; Szemethy, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2017, 195, pp 112-114
Abstract

Social interactions among individuals are abundant, both in natural and domestic populations, and may affect phenotypes of individuals. Recent research has demonstrated that the social effect of an individual on the phenotype of its social partners may have a genetic component, known as an indirect ...

Author(s)
Canario, L.; Lundeheim, N.; Bijma, P.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Heredity, 2017, 118, 6, pp 534-541
AbstractFull Text

The Iberian pig is fed with small amounts in the stage of premontanera as a feeding strategy to meet the requirements of RD 4/2014. The rice hull could be an alternative feed supplement that provides fibre increasing satiety effect and welfare in pigs. In this study, each group of animals (15 pigs...

Author(s)
Garcia-Gudiño, J.; Blanco-Penedo, I.; Perea-Muñoz, J.; Hernández-García, F. I.; Matías, J.; Izquierdo, M.
Publisher
Asociación Interprofesional para el Desarrollo Agrario, Zaragoza, Spain
Citation
XVII Jornadas sobre Producción Animal, Zaragoza, España, 30 y 31 de mayo de 2017, 2017, pp 770-772

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