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Group-lactation housing from 7 or 14 days post-partum: effects on piglet behaviour

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Verdon, M and Morrison, RS and Rault, J-L, Group-lactation housing from 7 or 14 days post-partum: effects on piglet behaviour, Animal Production Science, 57, (12) pp. 2450-2450. ISSN 1836-0939 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/ANv57n12Ab047

Abstract

Group-lactation housing may improve sow and piglet welfare by increasing opportunities to move about and express social and maternal behaviours (van Nieuwamerongen et al. 2014). This study tested the hypothesis that piglets reared in multi-litter groups from 7 or 14 days of age would display more positive and less negative behaviours during lactation, and deliver less aggression when mixed post-weaning, compared to piglets reared in standard farrowing crates.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:pig, welfare, lactation
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Animal Production
Research Field:Animal Management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock Raising
Objective Field:Pigs
UTAS Author:Verdon, M (Dr Megan Verdon)
ID Code:132214
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2019-04-29
Last Modified:2019-05-01
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