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The number of group-housed, non-lactating sows is increasing rapidly in Europe. However, systematic information of the between-sow variation in animal welfare related factors under various on-farm conditions is lacking. Indicators of feed intake, fear of humans and social behaviour in...

Author(s)
Kongsted, A. G.; Hermansen, J. E.; Kristensen, T.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2007, 16, 2, pp 263-266
Abstract

Group-housing of non-lactating sows is becoming increasingly widespread in commercial sow herds in European countries as a result of changed legislation. Group-housing may lead to individual variation in feed intake, stress and fear, which may impair the reproduction performance. However, whether...

Author(s)
Kongsted, A. G.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2006, 101, 1/3, pp 46-56