Effect of partitioning pens on aggressive behavior of pigs regrouped at weaning
Contributor(s):: Olesen, L. S., Nygaard, C. M., Friend, T. H., Bushong, D., Knabe, D. A., Vestergaard, K. S., Vaughan, R. K.
In 2 trials, pigs were weaned at 28.5 days of age, stratified by body weight and assigned to groups of 7 on the condition that no more than 2 pigs in any group were from the same litter. Each group was housed in nursery pens which contained or did not contain (control) a partition. The partition,...
The influence of human posture and movement on the approach and escape behaviour of weanling pigs
Contributor(s):: Miura, A., Tanida, H., Tanaka, T., Yoshimoto, T.
This study examined the influence of human posture and movement on the behaviour of pigs. Thirty-six 3-week-old crossbred (DurocxLarge White) weanling pigs from 5 litters were used. In order to identify the main cues that pigs use when interacting with humans, several tests were conducted....