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In experiments using the Edinburgh family pen system of pig production, changing the structural layout of the pens had little effect on the behaviour of the pigs. Time budgets did not differ and aggression levels were low. Over a 3-year study, the farrowing rate was 2.32, with an average litter...

Author(s)
Wood-Gush, D. G. M.
Publisher
Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft, D-6100 Darmstadt 12, German Federal Republic
Citation
Proceedings of the International Congress on Applied Ethology in Farm Animals, Skara, 1988., 1988, pp 337-344
Abstract

Based on the causation of behaviour, welfare may be defined by motivational balance and behavioural needs by environmental and behavioural key features that are essential for the performance of behavioural sequences. Ethological minimum requirements were determined from observations of adult and...

Author(s)
Stolba, A.; Wood-Gush, D. G. M.
Citation
Annales de Recherches Vétérinaires, 1984, 15, 2, pp 287-298