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Texas 4-H Swine Project Guide
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| Pamphlets | Contributor(s): Jodi Sterle
This guide for 4-H members explains how to select a good animal, build proper facilities, manage an animal's feeding and nutritional requirements, and take care of health concerns. There is...
A Comparison of Three Animal Welfare Assessment Programs on Canadian Swine Farms
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ashley Nicole Roberts
Standard measures used in animal welfare assessments include animal-based measures obtained by observing animals, resource-based measures obtained by observing facilities, and management-based...
Gene-edited 'micropigs' to be sold as pets at Chinese institute
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cyranoski, D.
Configuring the authentic value of real food : farm-to-fork, snout-to-tail, and local food movements
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Weiss, Brad
University of California Press
Stakeholder attitudes toward farm animal welfare
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heleski, C. R., Mertig, A. G., Zanella, A. J.
We developed a survey to measure attitudes toward farm animal welfare, then targeted two US groups considered highly influential in this area: veterinary college faculty members with large...
Genetic analysis of the individual pig behaviour in backtests and human approach tests
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Scheffler, K., Stamer, E., Traulsen, I., Krieter, J.
The most recent development in pig production has focused increasingly on the well-being of the individual pig and animal-friendly housing conditions, i.e. the launch of the group housing of sows...
Evidence of multiple virulence subtypes in nosocomial and community-associated MRSA genotypes in companion animals from the upper midwestern and northeastern United States
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lin, Y., Barker, E., Kislow, J., Kaldhone, P., Stemper, M. E., Pantrangi, M., Moore, F. M., Hall, M., Fritsche, T. R., Novicki, T., Foley, S. L., Shukla, S. K.
Clinical Medicine & Research
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Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, WI...
Phylogenetic analysis of 626 hepatitis E virus (HEV) isolates from humans and animals in China (1986-2011) showing genotype diversity and zoonotic transmission
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Liu, P., Li, L., Wang, L., Bu, Q., Fu, H., Han, J., Zhu, Y., Lu, F., Zhuang, H.
Infection, Genetics and Evolution
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Department of Microbiology, School of Basic Medical...
A combination of behavioral and physiological indicators for assessing pig welfare on the farm
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Candiani, D., Salamano, G., Mellia, E., Doglione, L., Bruno, R., Toussaint, M., Gruys, E.
The purpose of this research was to identify pig welfare indicators that could help in recognizing stressful practices on farm. The study evaluated behavioral and physiological indicators...
A multidisciplinary approach to assess the welfare of weaned pigs during transport at three space allowances
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sutherland, M. A., Bryer, P. J., Davis, B. L., McGlone, J. J.
Transport can be a stressful experience for pigs, especially in pigs simultaneously experiencing weaning stress. The objective of this study was to use a multidisciplinary approach to assess the...
Aggressive behavior in two different group-housing systems for pregnant sows
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chapinal, N., Ruiz-de-la-Torre, J. L., Cerisuelo, A., Gasa, J., Baucells, M. D., Manteca, X.
The study housed 120 pregnant sows from Day 29 of pregnancy to 1 week before parturition either in groups of 10 with trickle feeding (TRICKLE) or in groups of 20 with an unprotected electronic sow...
Can ambient sound reduce distress in piglets during weaning and restraint?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cloutier, S., Weary, D. M., Fraser, D.
This study monitored the vocal responses of piglets, as indicators of well-being, to evaluate the effect of various sounds played during 2 simulations of stressful farm procedures: (a) the 5 min...
Development of a New Production System for Weaned and Growing Pigs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bjerg, Bjarne, Vestergaard, Kaus S., Pedersen, Jørgen
The design of modem housing systems for farm animals calls for cooperation between scientists within different disciplines. This article describes the design of a new production system for weaned...
Differences in open field behavior between heterozygous and homozygous negative gilts for the RYR(1) gene
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fabrega, E., Diestre, A., Font, J., Carrion, D., Velarde, A., Ruiz-de-la-Torre, J. L., Manteca, X.
A test widely used to assess fear and novelty responses in domestic species is the open field. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of RYR(1) genotype on open field behavior in...
Do domestic pigs in controlled environments contrafreeload?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Young, R. J., Lawrence, A. B.
Many experiments report that animals will work (lever press) for food in the presence of freely available identical food. This phenomenon has attracted the attention of applied ethologists because...
Feeder use patterns in group-housed pregnant sows fed with an unprotected electronic sow feeder (Fitmix)
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chapinal, N., Ruiz-de-la-Torre, J. L., Cerisuelo, A., Baucells, M. D., Gasa, J., Manteca, X.
Previous studies on feeder use in group-housed pregnant sows focused on dynamic groups and protected electronic sow feeders (ESF). This study observed 60 pregnant sows, 1st to 8th parity - housed...
Hoop housing for feeder pigs offers a welfare-friendly environment compared to a nonbedded confinement system
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lay, D. C., Jr., Haussmann, M. F., Daniels, M. J.
A nonbedded confinement system (NBCS) was compared with hoop structures (Hoop) for housing of feeder pigs. The Hoop is an inexpensive alternative to the total confinement system. Open-ended...
If you knew what was good for you! The value of environmental enrichments with known welfare benefits is not demonstrated by sows using operant techniques
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Elmore, M. R. P., Garner, J. P., Johnson, A. K., Kirkden, R. D., Richert, B. T., Pajor, E. A.
This study assessed the motivation of gestating sows housed in standard, barren gestation stalls (used for breeding/implantation and/or gestation) for access to environmental enrichment....
Increasing the frequency of co-mingling piglets during the lactation period alters the development of social behavior before and after weaning
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kanaan, V. T., Lay, D. C., Jr., Richert, B. T., Pajor, E. A.
The purpose of this study was to determine how increasing the frequency of co-mingling affected piglets' behavior development before and after weaning. Co-mingling once (CM1), piglets interacted...
Livestock vehicle accidents in Spain: causes, consequences, and effects on animal welfare
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Miranda-de la Lama, G. C., Sepulveda, W. S., Villarroel, M., Maria, G. A.
Livestock vehicle accidents are rare but involve significant economic, human, and nonhuman farm animal losses. This study obtained information on the characteristics of accidents, the animals...