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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
AbstractFull Text

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
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

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

320 pigs were reared from birth to 15 weeks of age in either barren or enriched environments. The barren environments were defined by common intensive housing conditions (slatted floors and in terms of recommended space allowances), while the enriched environments incorporated extra space and...

Author(s)
O'Connell, N. E.; Beattie, V. E.
Citation
Animal Welfare, 1999, 8, 3, pp 269-279
Abstract

Plasma free-corticosteroid concentrations, aggressive behaviour and motivation to interact socially and explore a novel environment were observed in 39 female pigs housed either in groups of 4-7 animals or in tether stalls over 2 parities. Gilts in tethers in their first pregnancy had significantly ...

Author(s)
Barnett, J. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.; Winfield, C. G.; Fahy, V. A.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1987, 17, 3/4, pp 229-243
Abstract

Plasma free-corticosteroid concentrations, aggressive behaviour and levels of motivation to interact socially and explore a novel environment were observed to test the hypothesis that the chronic stress response previously observed in tether-housed pigs may have been due to unresolved aggression...

Author(s)
Barnett, J. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.; Winfield, C. G.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1987, 18, 2, pp 133-142