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Socialisation is a process in which animals interact with unfamiliar conspecifics, that allows them to develop their social abilities. Socialisation has been proposed as a method in pig husbandry to increase piglets' social skills and reduce conspecific aggression, which is a major welfare issue in ...

Author(s)
Salazar, L. C.; Ko HengLun; Yang ChungHsuan; Llonch, L.; Manteca, X.; Camerlink, I.; Llonch, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 206, pp 25-31
Abstract

The pig appeasing pheromone (PAP) applied in spray has shown to be effective in reducing the frequency of aggression and the stress response of young and adult pigs under experimental conditions. This preliminary experiment investigates the effect of the PAP in a slow releasing block on the...

Author(s)
Temple, D.; Barthélémy, H.; Mainau, E.; Cozzi, A.; Amat, M.; Canozzi, M. E.; Pageat, P.; Manteca, X.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Porcine Health Management, 2016, 2, 13, pp (1 June 2016)
Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the behaviour of halothane free pigs (NN) and heterozygous pigs (Nn) when they are raised under standard commercial conditions. A total of 110 suckling piglets (50 Nn and 60 NN) and 80 growing gilts (40 Nn and 40 NN) were observed in their farrowing or fattening ...

Author(s)
Fabrega, E.; Font, J.; Carrion, D.; Velarde, A.; Ruiz-de-la-Torre, J. L.; Diestre, A.; Manteca, X.
Publisher
EDP Sciences, Les Ulis, France
Citation
Animal Research, 2005, 54, 2, pp 95-103