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The evolution, during the fattening period, of body weight (BW) coefficient of variation (CV), rank and hierarchy, was studied according to initial BW CV (7% vs 21%) and the number of pigs per pen (10 vs 20) with a constant pen area. One hundred and twenty pigs were studied from 30 to 105 kg BW in...

Author(s)
Brossard, L.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Dourmad, J. Y.; Lescoat, P.; Gardeur, J. N.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2011, 43, pp 179-180
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Two batches of 120 pigs (10 pigs/pen) were used to investigate the effect of four different objects on the behavior and body condition during the fattening period. In previous trials, an object (T) made of three plastic pipes strengthened with a chain and fixed to the floor was considered a good...

Author(s)
Courboulay, V.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2011, 43, pp 183-184