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  1. Preference for and behavioural response to environmental enrichment in a small population of sexually mature, commercial boars

    Contributor(s):: Sirovica, L. V., Creamer, M., Horback, K. M.

  2. Assessment of living conditions in wild boars by analysis of oxidative stress markers

    Contributor(s):: Esposito, Luigi, Tafuri, Simona, Cocchia, Natascia, Fasanelli, Roberto, Piscopo, Nadia, Lamagna, Barbara, Eguren, Vincente, Amici, Andrea, Iorio, Eugenio Luigi, Ciani, Francesca

  3. Comparative assessment of faecal microbial composition and metabonome of swine, farmers and human control

    Contributor(s):: Tan, S. C., Chong, C. W., Yap, I. K. S., Thong, K. L., Teh, C. S. J.

  4. Use of a habituation-dishabituation paradigm to assess gilt olfaction and sensitivity to the boar pheromone

    Contributor(s):: Aviles-Rosa, Edgar O., McGlone, John J., Hall, Nathaniel J.

    Olfactory stimuli have been used to reduce stress in weaning pigs and induce sexual behavior in sows. Despite the importance of olfaction in pig production and behavior, there is no simple method to assess pig olfaction. Thus, the objectives of this study were: (1) to evaluate the use of an...

  5. Slovenian Students’ Knowledge and Opinions about Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa L.)

    Contributor(s):: Siard, Nataša, Jordan, Dušanka

    Wild boar are present almost throughout Slovenia, causing similar problems as in many other countries, mainly damage to agriculture. Dealing with these problems also involves children. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of age, gender, and farm residence on knowledge, attitudes, and...

  6. A review of the effects of prostaglandins on sexual behavior in boars

    Contributor(s):: Estienne, Mark J.

    Artificial insemination (AI) is the primary method of breeding sows in many countries worldwide. In general, semen for AI is collected using the gloved hand technique from boars trained to mount an artificial sow, although automated collection systems have been developed and are in use on some...

  7. Extensive infanticide in enclosed European wild boars (Sus scrofa)

    Contributor(s):: Andersson, Annelie, Valros, Anna, Rombin, Johan, Jensen, Per

    Infanticidal behaviour, behaviour with wide welfare implications, is wide-spread among animals of various taxonomic groups, but has not previously been systematically studied in European wild boars, which are commonly kept in enclosures in Sweden and Finland for meat and recreation hunting. We...

  8. Behavior, production results and meat quality of intact boars and gilts housed in unmixed groups: A comparative study

    Contributor(s):: Vanheukelom, Valerie, Van Beirendonck, Sanne, Van Thielen, Jos, Driessen, Bert

    Surgical castration of male pigs is a practice that will probably be abandoned in Europe in the future because of general protest against pain in animals and a growing concern on (farm) animal welfare. Rearing entire males will therefore inevitably be integrated in the pig sector. In the present...

  9. Availability of camera trapping for behavioural analysis: An example with wild boar (Sus scrofa)

    Contributor(s):: Kovács, Virág, Újváry, Dóra, Szemethy, László

    The animal welfare is maybe the main factor in livestock breeding, including keeping wild animals. In order not have any problems (health, economic), animals behaviour analyses with cameras can be an appropriate and relatively cheap solution. The present study aims to show the difference between...

  10. Associations between the dominance status and sexual development, skin lesions or feeding behaviour of intact male pigs

    Contributor(s):: Parois, Severine, Larzul, Catherine, Prunier, Armelle

    In boars, social relationships could influence pubertal development and feeding behaviour. The objectives of the present study were to determine the relationships between behaviour (agonistic, mounting and feeding behaviours), plasma sex steroids (oestradiol, testosterone) and fat androstenone. A...

  11. Aujeszky's Disease and Hepatitis E Viruses Transmission between Domestic Pigs and Wild Boars in Corsica: Evaluating the Importance of Wild/Domestic Interactions and the Efficacy of Management Measures

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    | Contributor(s):: Francois Charrier, Sophie Rossi, Ferran Jori, Oscar Maestrini, Celine Richomme, Francois Casabianca, Christian Ducrot, Johan Jouve, Nicole Pavio, Marie-Frederique Le Potier

    Wildlife species as reservoirs of infectious pathogens represent a serious constraint in the implementation of disease management strategies. In the Mediterranean island of Corsica, the dynamics of hepatitis E virus (HEV) and Aujeszky’s disease virus (ADV) are suspected to be influenced...

  12. Rural and urban students' perceptions of and attitudes toward brown bears in Turkey

    | Contributor(s):: Ambarli, H.

    Many studies have examined adults’ perceptions of and attitudes toward large carnivores to assess human–wildlife conflict and inform conservation strategies, but there have been few studies concerning children. I studied secondary school students’ perceptions of and attitudes...

  13. Agonistic behaviour, skin lesions and activity pattern of entire male, female and castrated male finishing pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Bunger, B., Schrader, L., Schrade, H., Zacharias, B.

    Fattening of intact boars is the least invasive alternative to the detrimental welfare effects of surgical castration of piglets. However, beside problems such as boar taint the divergent agonistic and sexual behaviour of boars may impair the pigs' welfare during fattening. To evaluate the effect...

  14. Group composition for fattening entire male pigs under enriched housing conditions - influences on behaviour, injuries and boar taint compounds

    | Contributor(s):: Holinger, M., Fruh, B., Hillmann, E.

    In organic farming, the production of pork from entire male pigs seems to be the most promising alternative to castration, as organic animal husbandry aims at high standards of animal welfare and elimination of mutilations. However, previous research on behaviour of entire male pigs was mostly...

  15. Early Neolithic pig domestication at Jiahu, Henan province, China : clues from molar shape analyses using geometric morphometric approaches

    | Contributor(s):: Cucchi, T.

  16. The long and winding road : identifying pig domestication through molar size and shape

    | Contributor(s):: Evin, Allowen

  17. Beasts in the jungle (or wherever)

    | Contributor(s):: Ritvo, Harriet

  18. Effect of Birth Weight and Human Socialization on Reproductive Performance of Adult A.I. Boars.

    | Contributor(s):: Nikhol Elizabeth Dysart

    The objective of this study was to examine the effect of birth weight and socialization prior to puberty on reproductive performance of A.I. boars. Twenty boars were randomly allocated to a factorial arrangement of treatments including birth weight (BW: High or Low) and socialization to...

  19. Immunocastration with Improvac TM reduces aggressive and sexual behaviours in male pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Brewster, V., Nevel, A.

  20. A review of the welfare consequences of surgical castration in piglets and the evaluation of non-surgical methods

    | Contributor(s):: Prunier, A., Bonneau, M., Borell, E. H. von, Cinotti, S., Gunn, M., Fredriksen, B., Giersing, M., Morton, D. B., Tuyttens, F. A. M., Velarde, A.