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This publication reviews the behaviour of farmed pigs kept in groups focusing on their sexual behaviour and how to manage stress when boars are mixed with other pigs or when in isolation.

Author(s)
Meyer, E.
Publisher
Terra-Verlag GmbH, Konstanz, Germany
Citation
Tierärztliche Umschau, 2015, 70, 6, pp 224-229
AbstractFull Text

Growth performance, carcass quality, behaviour and general condition of crossbred (Pietrain × Large White) × (Large White × Landrace) boars, barrows and gilts were compared from a batch of pigs fed ad libitum and group-housed both during the postweaning (eight-nine pigs/pen) and the fattening (six...

Author(s)
Quiniou, N.; Courboulay, V.; Salaün, Y.; Chevillon, P.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2010, 42, pp 113-118
Abstract

A study was conducted to elucidate the effects of social factors on the concentrations of boar taint substances, androstenone and skatole, in boars. The factors included dominance (social rank) and the effects of strongly tainted animals on other members of the group. Four successive replicates of...

Author(s)
Giersing, M.; Lundström, K.; Andersson, A.
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2000, 78, 2, pp 296-305