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Aggression between unacquainted pigs - sequential assessment and effects of familiarity and weight

By P. Jensen, J. Yngvesson

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Staged paired encounters between 74 pairs of 7-8 weeks old unacquainted piglets were studied. In 37 of the pairs, the pigs were pre-exposed to their opponents by keeping them for 24 h in small pens separated by wire net. The controls were kept in the same pen, separated by solid wooden walls. In 41 pairs, there was a median weight difference of 23

Date 1998
Publication Title Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Volume 58
Issue 1/2
Pages 49-61
ISBN/ISSN 0168-1591
Language English
Author Address Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal Environment and Health, Section of Ethology, POB 234, Skara SE-532 23, Sweden.
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  1. Aggression
  2. Animal behavior
  3. Bites and stings
  4. Body weight
  5. Mammals
  6. peer-reviewed
  7. Swine
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