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Groups of 5 pregnant sows trained to the use of transponder feeding facilities were introduced to a group consisting of 21 sows and one electronic feeder or to a group of 32 sows and two electronic feeder devices. Agonistic interactions (threats, bites and fights) were recorded in the hour after...

Author(s)
Bokma, S.; Kersjes, G. J. K.
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 166-169
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Author(s)
Malm, K.
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 202-204
Abstract

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

The level of aggressive interactions in a cubicle system was much higher than for the pasture system and increased even more in overcrowded cubicle conditions. The amount of social licking was not influenced by the system. The outcome of frontal fighting was found to determine dominance...

Author(s)
Wierenga, H. K.
Publisher
KTBL, Darmstadt, German Federal Republic
Citation
Proceedings of the International congress on Applied ethology in farm animals, Kiel, 1984., pp 135-138