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At weaning piglets are confronted with a variety of challenges. In this study, we tested the effect of two rearing conditions on the behavioural responses of piglets towards social and non-social challenges at the time of weaning. A total of 81 piglets were reared either in an individual farrowing...

Author(s)
Hillmann, E.; Hollen, F. von; Bünger, B.; Todt, D.; Schrader, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 81, 2, pp 99-109
Abstract

In most farrowing systems for sows, different litters have no contact with each other until weaning. This is in contrast to physiological behaviour, and lack of socialisation hence puts additional stress on weaners. This study investigated whether opportunities for contact between non-littermate...

Author(s)
Kutzer, T.; Bünger, B.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Praktische Tierarzt, 2013, 94, 7, pp 626-635
Abstract

In this study we tested if contact possibilities between non-littermate piglets and complexity of farrowing conditions affect the pre- and post-weaning behaviour, weight gain and skin lesions of piglets. Suckling sows were either kept in a group housing system (GH), in a single pen loose housing...

Author(s)
Kutzer, T.; Bünger, B.; Kjaer, J. B.; Schrader, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 121, 1, pp 16-24
Abstract

Sows were kept in a group before farrowing and were allowed to farrow and to nurse their piglets either in individual farrowing systems (IFS) (69 animals) or in group farrowing system (GFS) (29 animals). Under both systems a nursing period lasted 35 days. GFS-piglets grew faster before and after...

Author(s)
Bünger, B.; Hillmann, E.; Hollen, F. von
Publisher
Forschungsinstitut für die Biologie landwirtschaftlicher Nutztiere, Dummerstorf, Germany
Citation
Archiv für Tierzucht, 2001, 43, Special, pp 196-202