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Pregnant Large White × Landrace gilts in groups of 4 were housed at 1.97 or 0.9 m2/pig, with or without partial stalls and fed within the partial stalls or on the floor of the pen. In the 90 min following grouping of the (unfamiliar) pigs, the presence of the partial stalls reduced the number of...

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Barnett, J. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.; Cronin, G. M.; Newman, E. A.; McCallum, T. H.; Chilton, D.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1992, 34, 3, pp 207-220
Abstract

Plasma free-corticosteroid concentrations, aggressive behaviour and motivation to interact socially and explore a novel environment were observed in 39 female pigs housed either in groups of 4-7 animals or in tether stalls over 2 parities. Gilts in tethers in their first pregnancy had significantly ...

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Barnett, J. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.; Winfield, C. G.; Fahy, V. A.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1987, 17, 3/4, pp 229-243
Abstract

Plasma free-corticosteroid concentrations, aggressive behaviour and levels of motivation to interact socially and explore a novel environment were observed to test the hypothesis that the chronic stress response previously observed in tether-housed pigs may have been due to unresolved aggression...

Author(s)
Barnett, J. L.; Hemsworth, P. H.; Winfield, C. G.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1987, 18, 2, pp 133-142