Observations on behaviour and skin damage of slaughter pigs and treatment during lairage
Contributor(s):: Geverink, N. A., Engel, B., Lambooij, E., Wiegant, V. M.
Slaughterhouse husbandry practice, agonistic behaviour in groups of pigs, indices of skin damage following slaughter (recorded on a relative scale of 1-4 where 4 indicates severe damage) were studied in 5 Dutch and 4 Belgian abattoirs. Variation in slaughterhouse husbandry practice was...
A population-based on-farm evaluation protocol for comparing the welfare of pigs between farms
Contributor(s):: Goossens, X., Sobry, L., Odberg, F., Tuyttens, F., Maes, D., Smet, S. de, Nevens, F., Opsomer, G., Lommelen, F., Geers, R.
The variability of animal-based parameters was studied within a population of 41 farrow-to-finish farms. Data were collected during three visits, each corresponding to a different season within a two-year period. The largest between-farm variability was observed for Stereotypic behaviour by...
Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level (WAFL-2008), Ghent, Belgium, 10-13 September, 2008
Tail and ear biting lesions in pigs: an epidemiological study
Contributor(s):: Smulders, D., Hautekiet, V., Verbeke, G., Geers, R.
Tail and ear biting lesions have a negative effect both on the animal welfare status of pigs (Sus scrofus) and the economical revenue of the pig farm. Tail biting behaviour is an unpredictable, abnormal behaviour that is thought to have a multifactorial origin. On-farm factors influencing tail...
Peut-on identifier les animaux de Roc-la-Tour I?
Contributor(s):: Rozoy, J. G.
Tête de felin gravée de Roc-la-Tour
Contributor(s):: Rousseau, M.