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Selection of putative indicators of positive emotions triggered by object and social play in mini-pigs

By Míriam Marcet Rius, Alessandro Cozzi, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, Eva Teruel, Camille Chabaud, Philippe Monneret, Julien Leclercq, Céline Lafont-Lecuelle, Patrick Pageat

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Positive welfare is more than the absence of negative experiences. Nevertheless, there are few feasible animal-based measures for positive welfare. This study aimed to investigate whether object and social play behaviours in pigs, which is believed to trigger positive emotions, is linked to...

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  1. Animal welfare
  2. Emotions
  3. Oxytocin
  4. Pigs
  5. play
  6. serotonin