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Abstract

Fighting among new groupings of pigs at 15-16 weeks of age was accompanied by increased heart rate, increased plasma catecholamines, and a delayed increase in plasma cortisol. Pigs of high social rank were more aggressive and their catecholamine response was greater than pigs of low social rank....

Author(s)
Otten, W.; Stabenow, B.; Puppe, B.; Kanitz, E.; Schön, P. C.; Nürnberg, G.
Publisher
Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft., Darmstadt, Germany
Citation
Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemässen Tierhaltung 1995., 1996, pp 27-36