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Background: Pigs are active animals that require a suitable environment to be able to express their exploratory behaviour. The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of different environmental enrichments on the behaviour, social interactions, salivary cortisol concentration and body...

Author(s)
Giuliotti, L.; Benvenuti, M. N.; Giannarelli, A.; Mariti, C.; Gazzano, A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 3, pp 101
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The effect of high temperature on the behaviour of growing-finishing pigs was studied. The pigs were housed in a climate controlled chamber, the air temperature was kept constant at 30°C and the relative humidity was 32.5% during the whole 3 months. Aggressive behaviour and daily activities of the...

Author(s)
Debrecéni, O.; Lehotayová, A.; Bučko, O.; Petrák, J.
Publisher
Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Journal of Central European Agriculture, 2014, 15, 1, pp 64-75
Abstract

By definition, social behaviour is comprised of those patterns of behaviour that involve 2 or more members of a species. Thus, social behaviour includes sexual behaviour and parental behaviour. However, the emphasis of this manuscript will be on those behaviours that relate to the formation and...

Author(s)
Andronie, V.; Andronie, I.
Publisher
Asociația Generală a Medicilor Veterinari din România, București, Romania
Citation
Revista Română de Medicină Veterinară, 2011, 21, 1, pp 35-42
Abstract

Free expression of pig behavior is considered to be an important index of animal welfare. The free beds developed by China Agricultural University, where the sows are freely access to, can act as partitions to reduce the aggression behavior due to feeding competing on one hand, and on other hand...

Author(s)
Li Wei; Liu ZuoHua; Wang ChaoYuan; Li BaoMing
Publisher
Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, Beijing, China
Citation
Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 2017, 33, 22, pp 248-254
Abstract

Mixing litters of pigs often leads to short- or long-lasting aggression. As social recognition (SR) is important for the development and maintenance of stable social groups, a lack or disruption of SR could prolong agonistic interactions and reduce welfare. Investigations of SR abilities are...

Author(s)
Souza, A. S.; Jansen, J.; Tempelman, R. J.; Mendl, M.; Zanella, A. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2006, 99, 1/2, pp 77-87
AbstractFull Text

The objective of the study was to assess the effects of rearing space on behaviour (social and aggressive behaviour), performance (growth rate and carcass characteristics) and meat quality (pH, colour, water holding capacity and shear force) of growing pigs. 120 pigs were reared to slaughter (up to ...

Author(s)
Liorančas, V.; Bakutis, B.; Januškevičienė, G.
Publisher
Polskiego Towarzystwa Nauk Weterynaryjnych, Lublin, Poland
Citation
Medycyna Weterynaryjna, 2006, 62, 3, pp 274-277
Abstract

Early weaning of piglets is a common practice in the pig industry. However, this type of management can be related to behavioural and welfare problems. Environmental enrichment can be a useful tool to diminish some of these problems; nevertheless, there is no information about the effect of...

Author(s)
Rodarte Covarrubias, L. F.; Trujillo Ortega, M. E.; Doporto Díaz, J. M.; Galindo Maldonado, F. A.
Publisher
Revista Veterinaria-Mexico, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Mexico City, Mexico
Citation
Veterinaria México, 2005, 36, 4, pp 375-380
Abstract

One hundred and twenty-eight pigs were reared in barren or enriched environments from birth to slaughter at 21 weeks of age. Pigs remained as litter-mate groups until 8 weeks of age when they were mixed into groups of eight animals. These groups were balanced for gender and weight and contained two ...

Author(s)
O'Connell, N. E.; Beattie, V. E.; Moss, B. W.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2004, 13, 4, pp 425-431
Abstract

In today's production systems, pigs raised for slaughter are mixed many times, resulting in stress and fighting. The negative consequences of mixing are probably more severe with entire males than with castrates, as they fight more. In this project, we studied a system without castration where...

Author(s)
Rydhmer, L.; Hansson, M.; Lundström, K.; Brunius, C.; Andersson, K.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2013, 7, 9, pp 1532-1541
Abstract

Forty-eight Large White × Landrace multiparous sows were mixed into twelve groups of four animals after their piglets were weaned. These groups were defined as static, with no animals being added to or removed from the groups after their formation. Aggressive and submissive behaviours were recorded ...

Author(s)
O'Connell, N. E.; Beattie, V. E.; Moss, B. W.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2003, 12, 2, pp 239-249

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