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The animal welfare is maybe the main factor in livestock breeding, including keeping wild animals. In order not have any problems (health, economic), animals behaviour analyses with cameras can be an appropriate and relatively cheap solution. The present study aims to show the difference between...

Author(s)
Kovács, V.; Újváry, D.; Szemethy, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2017, 195, pp 112-114
Abstract

Social interactions among individuals are abundant, both in natural and domestic populations, and may affect phenotypes of individuals. Recent research has demonstrated that the social effect of an individual on the phenotype of its social partners may have a genetic component, known as an indirect ...

Author(s)
Canario, L.; Lundeheim, N.; Bijma, P.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Heredity, 2017, 118, 6, pp 534-541
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

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

A total of 1,627 gilts (g) from 3 herds were phenotyped in high and low ranking by using their place in the feeding order at an electronic feeding station (EFS). High ranking g were inseminated in a significantly higher percentage (96.8%) compared with low ranking g (94.5%) and reached a...

Author(s)
Palm, K.; Hoy, St.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2016, 88, 2, pp 104-113
Abstract

The pig appeasing pheromone (PAP) applied in spray has shown to be effective in reducing the frequency of aggression and the stress response of young and adult pigs under experimental conditions. This preliminary experiment investigates the effect of the PAP in a slow releasing block on the...

Author(s)
Temple, D.; Barthélémy, H.; Mainau, E.; Cozzi, A.; Amat, M.; Canozzi, M. E.; Pageat, P.; Manteca, X.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Porcine Health Management, 2016, 2, 13, pp (1 June 2016)
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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
Abstract

This study aimed to identify characteristics of pigs performing tail-in-mouth behaviour (TIM; P, n=34), their recipients (R, n=23) and neutral penmates (N, n=31) at two occasions, the first being at weaning (4 weeks of age) before TIM was observed in the pen and the second being at 9 weeks of age...

Author(s)
Munsterhjelm, C.; Heinonen, M.; Valros, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 184, pp 16-24
Abstract

Intranasal administration of oxytocin has been shown to alter positive and negative social behaviour. Positive social behaviour in pigs (Sus scrofa) may be expressed through gentle social nosing, and greater insight in the specific expression hereof might contribute to the current search for...

Author(s)
Camerlink, I.; Reimert, I.; Bolhuis, J. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2016, 163, pp 51-55

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