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Abstract

Entire male pigs display more aggressive and sexual behaviour. This might cause a condition of chronic stress and impair their welfare. In order to assess chronic stress in entire and castrated male pigs, as well as effects of providing grass silage as occupational and feed material on behaviour...

Author(s)
Holinger, M.; Früh, B.; Stoll, P.; Graage, R.; Wirth, S.; Bruckmaier, R.; Prunier, A.; Kreuzer, M.; Hillmann, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2018, 195, pp 58-68
Abstract

In animal husbandry, pigs have to cope with social challenges when regrouped with unfamiliar conspecifics. Regrouping pigs may result in an acute stress and physical injuries thus reducing animal welfare. The aim of the present experiment was to evaluate the behavioural, cortisol and growth...

Author(s)
Coutellier, L.; Arnould, C.; Boissy, A.; Orgeur, P.; Prunier, A.; Veissier, I.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 105, 1/3, pp 102-114
AbstractFull Text

Rearing practices in pig husbandry can be stressful for animals. Especially, mixing of unfamiliar pregnant sows and the consecutive fighting for establishing a social hierarchy can affect animals' welfare and physiology. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impacts of a chronic social...

Author(s)
Couret, D.; Prunier, A.; Otten, W.; Puppe, B.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Mounier, A. M.; Lefebvre, M.; Merlot, E.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2007, 39, pp 63-68