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The aim of the study was to investigate maternal characteristics, such as behaviour towards piglets and humans, nest-building as well as lying down behaviour of sows and to determine their influence on biological performance data. Repeatability of behaviour across multiple litters and relationships ...

Author(s)
Minihuber, U.; Hagmüller, W.; Gallnböck, M.; Riffert, V.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2019, 91, 2, pp 85-101
Abstract

Temporary confinement during parturition and early postpartum may provide an intermediary step preceding loose housing that offers improvement in sow and piglet welfare. Three experiments were conducted to investigate the implications of replacing farrowing crates (FCs) with an alternative housing...

Author(s)
Singh, C.; Verdon, M.; Cronin, G. M.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2017, 11, 7, pp 1210-1221
Abstract

This article discusses the proper management of piglets highlighting the important factors needed to provide for the needed requirements after weaning in the following areas: maintenance and growth, adaptability to climatic factors, proper behaviour, nutritional requirements, and suitable...

Author(s)
Tucci, T.
Publisher
Il Sole 24 Ore Edagricole Srl, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Rivista di Suinicoltura, 2014, 55, 4, pp 48-53
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine how increasing the frequency of co-mingling affected piglets' behavior development before and after weaning. Co-mingling once (CM1), piglets interacted with 1 unfamiliar litter Days 10-18 after birth; co-mingling twice (CM2), piglets interacted with 1...

Author(s)
Kanaan, V. T.; Lay, D. C., Jr.; Richert, B. T.; Pajor, E. A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2012, 15, 2, pp 163-180
Abstract

Prenatal stress (PNS) can have detrimental effects on behaviour and welfare, such as decreased exploration. Whether housing enrichment before weaning compensate negative effect of PNS in commercial pigs is unknown. To address this question, 44 sows were assigned to either a mixing stress (T) or a...

Author(s)
Brajon, S.; Ringgenberg, N.; Torrey, S.; Bergeron, R.; Devillers, N.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2017, 197, pp 15-23
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

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
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Author(s)
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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