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Housing systems should enable animals to interact socially while minimising aggression. This study investigated whether social interaction patterns in groups of indoor-housed gestating sows are affected by stocking density ('SD'), by varying the number of sows per pen, and day after mixing....

Author(s)
Rault, J. L.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2017, 57, 5, pp 896-902
Abstract

The Welfare Quality® (WQ) protocols have been developed as a tool for the assessment of farm animal welfare based on scientific evidence. Animal welfare (AW) is part of the sustainability criteria of livestock production. A study was carried out in four states of Central Mexico in seven rustic...

Author(s)
Losada-Espinosa, N.; Ortega, M. E. T.; Galindo, F.
Publisher
Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Coyoacan, Mexico
Citation
Veterinaria México OA, 2017, 4, 4, pp unpaginated
Abstract

Analogous to the way in which repeated episodes of stress can lead to a negative emotional state, it is possible that repeated positive emotions could lead to a positive emotional state. Positive emotions can be induced by providing enrichment or by successfully coping with cognitive challenges....

Author(s)
Imfeld-Mueller, S.; Hillmann, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 137, 1/2, pp 23-29
Abstract

Production systems for fattening pigs have been characterized over the last 2 decades by rising farm sizes coupled with increasing group sizes. These developments resulted in a serious public discussion regarding animal welfare and health in these intensive production systems. Even though large...

Author(s)
Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K.; Lambertz, C.; Gauly, M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2016, 10, 1, pp 142-149
Abstract

A welfare assessment method was built, based on criteria related to behaviour, lesion scores and human/animal interactions, and tested thereafter in two main types of farms differing by their type of floor: either concrete, fully or partially slatted (C; n=42) or straw bedding (S; n=40)....

Author(s)
Courboulay, V.; Eugène, A.; Delarue, E.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2009, 18, 4, pp 515-521
Abstract

The aim of his study was to compare the behavior of porkers maintained on deep bedding form sawdust and traditional straw. The observation of 36 individuals divided into 4 groups (two for each breeding system) was conducted. Time of duration of different forms of behavior (food and water intake,...

Author(s)
Klocek, C.; Madej, T.; Mielczarek, A.
Publisher
Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii Rolniczej w Szczecinie, Szczecin, Poland
Citation
Acta Scientiarum Polonorum - Zootechnica, 2008, 7, 3/4, pp 35-44
Abstract

Aggression when pigs are mixed into new social groups has negative impacts on welfare and production. Aggressive behaviour is moderately heritable and could be reduced by genetic selection. The possible wider impacts of selection for reduced aggressiveness on handling traits and activity in the...

Author(s)
D'Eath, R. B.; Roehe, R.; Turner, S. P.; Ison, S. H.; Farish, M.; Jack, M. C.; Lawrence, A. B.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2009, 3, 11, pp 1544-1554
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Orgeur, P.; Chéreau, E.; Lévy, F.; Nowak, R.; Panthou, K.; Schaal, B.; Venturi, E.
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 1998, 30, pp 383-388

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