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Tail biting in domestic pigs relates to a range of risk factors, primarily in the pigs' environment. Preventive tail docking is widely used, and various experimental approaches suggest that docking reduces the risk of tail biting. However, whether the docking length affects the prevalence of tail...

Author(s)
Thodberg, K.; Herskin, M. S.; Jensen, T.; Jensen, K. H.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2018, 12, 12, pp 2609-2618
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
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Author(s)
Einarsson, S.; Magnusson, U.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 2016, 46, Supplement, pp 29-32
Abstract

It is known that tactile stimulation (TS) during ontogeny modifies brain plasticity and enhances the motor and cognitive skills. Our hypothesis was that early handling including TS would increase play and exploratory behaviour in commercial pigs under standardized test conditions. Piglets from 13...

Author(s)
Zupan, M.; Rehn, T.; Oliveira, D. de; Keeling, L. J.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2016, 10, 1, pp 135-141
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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

There is growing evidence that positive social interactions can attenuate the effects of stressful life experiences. However, little is known about the benefits of social partners on stress responses in farm animals. Therefore, in this study we examined the effects of social support on the...

Author(s)
Tuchscherer, M.; Kanitz, E.; Puppe, B.; Hameister, T.; Tuchscherer, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2014, 131, pp 25-32
Abstract

Re-location and mixing after weaning increase the risk of aggression in weaned pigs. To quantify the effects of tail docking, teeth clipping and toy enrichment on the growth performances, behaviour, lesions, and physiological indicators of weaned pigs after re-location and mixing, a total of 262...

Author(s)
Fu LingLing; Zhou Bo; Li HuiZhi; Schinckel, A. P.; Liang TingTing; Chu QingPo; Li Yuan; Xu FeiLong
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2018, 212, pp 137-142
Abstract

Socialisation is a process in which animals interact with unfamiliar conspecifics, that allows them to develop their social abilities. Socialisation has been proposed as a method in pig husbandry to increase piglets' social skills and reduce conspecific aggression, which is a major welfare issue in ...

Author(s)
Salazar, L. C.; Ko HengLun; Yang ChungHsuan; Llonch, L.; Manteca, X.; Camerlink, I.; Llonch, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 206, pp 25-31
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

We examined effects of deprivation of feed, social contact and bedding on the choice behaviour in Y maze tests. Eighty pigs were used to study two main effects: feed (estimated voluntary feed intake (VFI) vs. 70% VFI) and bedding (presence vs. absence), experiment 1; social contact (full vs....

Author(s)
Hemsworth, P. H.; Smith, K.; Karlen, M. G.; Arnold, N. A.; Moeller, S. J.; Barnett, J. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2011, 87, 2, pp 210-217

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