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The present study compared the performance and development of adverse behaviours of pigs with intact tails, when housed in a straw-bedded system or a part-slatted system enriched with a commercial device. The pigs had previously received different enrichment treatments (rooting box, liquid...

Author(s)
Weerd, H. A. van de; Docking, C. M.; Day, J. E. L.; Edwards, S. E.
Publisher
British Society of Animal Science, Penicuik, UK
Citation
Animal Science, 2005, 80, 3, pp 289-298
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

Social interactions between individuals, such as co-operation and competition, are key factors in evolution by natural selection. As a consequence, evolutionary biologists have developed extensive theories to understand the consequences of social interactions for response to natural selection....

Author(s)
Rodenburg, T. B.; Bijma, P.; Ellen, E. D.; Bergsma, R.; Vries, S. de; Bolhuis, J. E.; Kemp, B.; Arendonk, J. A. M. van
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2010, 19, Supplement, pp 77-82
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

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
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
Abstract

483 pigs were reared in 18 boxes with partially slatted or slatted floors, or solid floors with a separate defaecation area. Stocking density was 1.0 or 1.4 pigs/m2 within each type of flooring. Results on the effects of floor type and stocking density on behavioural traits of the pigs are given in ...

Author(s)
Mattiello, S.; Tosi, M. V.; Heinzl, E.; Carenzi, C.
Publisher
Gruppo Calderini Edagricole Srl, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Rivista di Suinicoltura, 2003, 44, 10, pp 157-161
AbstractFull Text

Rearing practices in pig husbandry can be stressful for animals. Especially, mixing of unfamiliar pregnant sows and the consecutive fighting for establishing a social hierarchy can affect animals' welfare and physiology. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impacts of a chronic social...

Author(s)
Couret, D.; Prunier, A.; Otten, W.; Puppe, B.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Mounier, A. M.; Lefebvre, M.; Merlot, E.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2007, 39, pp 63-68
Abstract

Each of two 20-sow groups consisted of gilts i.e. virgin sows (one third) and sows (parity 2-5, i.e. sows which had given birth 2-5 times). One group was housed indoors with a straw-covered lying area and dunging area. The other group was housed outdoors with a covered straw lying area and 2...

Author(s)
Bradshaw, R. H.; Skyrme, J.; Brenninkmeijer, E. E.; Broom, D. M.
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2000, 9, 1, pp 75-79
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

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