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Social interactions among pigs raised in the same pen affect their individual performance. The genetic consequences on welfare of selection for pigs having a beneficial effect on the growth rate of penmates were estimated. Firstly, a positive correlation between direct and associative effects for...

Canario, L.; Rydhmer, L.; Roehe, R.; Lundeheim, N.; Lawrence, A.; Knol, E.; Bergsma, R.; Turner, S.
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2010, 42, pp 155-160