Dry and unwary are best conditions for baiting wild pigs (Sus scrofa)
Contributor(s):: Snow, Nathan P., Glow, Michael P., Lavelle, Michael J., Fischer, Justin W., Cook, Seth M., Lutman, Mark W., Foster, Justin A., VerCauteren, Kurt C.
No panacea attractant for wild pigs (Sus scrofa), but season and location matter
Contributor(s):: Snow, Nathan P., Kupferman, Caitlin A., Lavelle, Michael J., Pepin, Kim M., Melton, Madeline H., Gann, Whitney J., VerCauteren, Kurt C., Beasley, James C.
Corrigendum: Wildlife Ungulate Rescue and Emergency Services in the Pisa Area (Tuscany, Italy): Evaluation of a 9-Years Period (2010–2018)
| Contributor(s):: Maria Irene Pacini, Francesca Bonelli, Angela Briganti, Simonetta Citi, Stefania Perrucci, Roberto Amerigo Papini, Micaela Sgorbini
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.
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
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.
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...
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...
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...
Immunocastration with Improvac™ reduces aggressive and sexual behaviours in male pigs
| Contributor(s):: Brewster, Veronica, Nevel, Amanda
Surgical castration of male pigs is a common practice to reduce the risk of boar taint, an accumulation of pheromones in the muscles of pigs giving an undesirable odour to the pork of entire boars. Castration is not widely practiced in the UK for welfare reasons and indeed, assurance schemes...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
| 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...
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...
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...
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...
Early Neolithic pig domestication at Jiahu, Henan province, China : clues from molar shape analyses using geometric morphometric approaches
| Contributor(s):: Cucchi, T.
The long and winding road : identifying pig domestication through molar size and shape
| Contributor(s):: Evin, Allowen