A different cut? Comparing attitudes toward animals and propensity for aggression within two primary industry cohorts - farmers and meatworkers
Contributor(s):: Richards, E., Signal, T., Taylor, N.
Influence of different types of environmental enrichment on the behaviour of finishing pigs in two different housing systems: 3. Hanging toy versus rootable toy of the same material
| Contributor(s):: Scott, K., Taylor, L., Gill, B. P., Edwards, S. A.
This study aimed to assess the effects of (1) environmental enrichment with either straw bedding or a plastic toy and (2) the way in which the plastic toy was presented on the behaviour of finishing pigs in two different housing systems. One thousand and twenty four (Large White x Landrace) x...
Reducing post-mixing aggression and skin lesions in weaned pigs by application of a synthetic maternal pheromone
| Contributor(s):: Guy, J. H., Burns, S. E., Barker, J. M., Edwards, S. A.
In commercial pig production, piglets are often mixed after weaning which can result in severe aggression and lead to body damage, disruption of feeding behaviour and reduced growth. This experiment investigated whether application of a synthetic maternal pheromone to groups of weaned pigs in...
Space needs of broilers
| Contributor(s):: Bokkers, E. A. M., Boer, I. J. M. de, Koene, P.
There is continuing debate about the space needs and requirements of broiler chickens, The aims of this study were to measure the amount of floor area a six-week-old broiler occupies for different behaviours and to use the obtained results in two models to estimate the number of birds that can be...