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The influence of 4 handling treatments on behaviour, growth and free corticosteroid concentrations was studied in 32 young female pigs housed in individual pens. The pleasant treatment involved stroking the pig whenever it approached the experimenter, the unpleasant treatment involved forcing the...

Hemsworth, P. H.; Barnett, J. L.; Hansen, C.
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1987, 17, 3/4, pp 245-252