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Aggressive behavior in two different group-housing systems for pregnant sows

By N. Chapinal, J. L. Ruiz-de-la-Torre, A. Cerisuelo, J. Gasa, M. D. Baucells, X. Manteca

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Abstract

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 feeding (FITMIX). The study recorded aggressive interaction on 11 nonconsecutive days. Frequency of aggressive interactions was higher in FITMIX (>p

Publication Title Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Volume 13
Issue 2
Pages 137-153
ISBN/ISSN 1088-8705
Publisher Taylor & Francis
DOI 10.1080/10888700903579846
Language English
Author Address Animal Nutrition, Management and Welfare Research Group, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain.
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  1. Aggressive behavior
  2. Animal behavior
  3. Animal nutrition
  4. Animal reproduction
  5. Animal rights
  6. Animals
  7. Animal welfare
  8. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  9. Birth
  10. Feeding
  11. Feeding programs
  12. Gestation
  13. Gilts
  14. Interactions
  15. Mammals
  16. Meat animals
  17. nutrition programs
  18. peer-reviewed
  19. Pigs
  20. pregnancy
  21. sows
  22. Suiformes
  23. Swine
  24. ungulates
  25. vertebrates
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