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  1. Cross-fostering alters the post-weaning pig behavioral stress response in a sex-specific manner

    Contributor(s):: Byrd, Christopher J., Young, Jennifer M., Sommer, Dominique M.

    The purpose of the current study was to evaluate whether early postnatal stress due to cross-fostering alters the behavioral response to stress in weaned pigs. We hypothesized that piglets who were cross-fostered (FOS) into another existing litter would exhibit heightened behavioral indicators of...

  2. Smart Technologies Lead to Smart Answers? On the Claim of Smart Sensing Technologies to Tackle Animal Related Societal Concerns in Europe Over Current Pig Husbandry Systems

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    | Contributor(s):: Mona F. Giersberg, Franck L. B. Meijboom

    Current pig production systems in Europe are subject to public criticism. At the same time, Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technologies, which allow for automated animal monitoring are entering commercial pig farms.With their claim of improving animal health and welfare, these innovations...

  3. Does weight matter? Exploring links between birth weight, growth and pig-directed manipulative behaviour in growing-finishing pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Valros, Anna, Sali, Virpi, Hälli, Outi, Saari, Sini, Heinonen, Mari

  4. The influence of satiety on the motivation of stall-housed gestating sows to exit their stall

    | Contributor(s):: Tokareva, Mariia, Brown, Jennifer A., Woodward, Alexa, Pajor, Edmond A., Seddon, Yolande M.

  5. Once bitten, twice shy: Aggressive and defeated pigs begin agonistic encounters with more negative emotions

    | Contributor(s):: Oldham, Lucy, Arnott, Gareth, Camerlink, Irene, Doeschl-Wilson, Andrea, Farish, Marianne, Wemelsfelder, Francoise, Turner, Simon P.

  6. Effects of two different early socialization models on social behavior and physiology of suckling piglets

    | Contributor(s):: Ji, Wenbo, Li, Xin, Zhang, Xiaohong, Liu, Runze, Shu, Yufu, Cheng, Zheng, Bi, Yanju, Liu, Honggui, Bao, Jun

  7. On-farm culling methods used for pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Dalla Costa, F. A., Gibson, T. J., Oliveira, S. E. O., Gregory, N. G., Faucitano, L., Dalla Costa, O. A.

  8. Humanely Ending the Life of Animals: Research Priorities to Identify Alternatives to Carbon Dioxide

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    | Contributor(s):: Aline R. Steiner, Shannon Axiak Flammer, Ngaio J. Beausoleil, Charlotte Berg, Regula Bettschart-Wolfensberger, Rebeca García Pinillos, Huw D.R. Golledge, Michael Marahrens, Robert Meyer, Tobias Schnitzer, Michael J. Toscano, Patricia V. Turner, Daniel M. Weary, Thomas C. Gent

    The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) for stunning and killing animals is considered to compromise welfare due to air hunger, anxiety, fear, and pain. Despite decades of research, no alternatives have so far been found that provide a safe and reliable way to induce unconsciousness in groups of...

  9. Can Tail and Ear Postures Be Suitable to Capture the Affective State of Growing Pigs?

    | Contributor(s):: Krugmann, K. L., Mieloch, F. J., Krieter, J., Czycholl, I.

  10. Cross-species transmission potential between wild pigs, livestock, poultry, wildlife, and humans: implications for disease risk management in North America

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    | Contributor(s):: Ryan S. Miller, Steven J. Sweeney, Chris Slootmaker, Daniel A. Grear, Paul A. Di Salvo, Deborah Kiser, Stephanie A. Shwif

    Cross-species disease transmission between wildlife, domestic animals and humans is an increasing threat to public and veterinary health. Wild pigs are increasingly a potential veterinary and public health threat. Here we investigate 84 pathogens and the host species most at risk for...

  11. Rooting for feed: Mixing corn pellets into rooting material tends to increase the presence of grower and finisher pigs in the rooting area but not its cleanliness

    | Contributor(s):: Knoll, Maximilian, Bokkers, Eddie A. M., Leeb, Christine, Wimmler, Cäcilia, Andersen, Heidi Mai-Lis, Thomsen, Rikke, Früh, Barbara, Holinger, Mirjam

  12. Effect of switching sows’ positions during lactation on suckling behaviour and performance of co-mingling piglets

    | Contributor(s):: Guzmán-Pino, Sergio A., Luna, Daniela, Salazar, Laura C., Poblete-Grez, Paulina, Figueroa, Jaime

  13. The Effect of a Novel Transport System on the Welfare and Meat Quality of Slaughter Pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Lemos Teixeira, Dayane, Lykke, Leif, Boyle, Laura

  14. Comparison between Single- and Group-housed Pregnant Sows for Direct and Indirect Physiological, Reproductive, Welfare Indicators and Gene Expression Profiling

    | Contributor(s):: Capoferri, Rossana, Parati, Katia, Puglisi, Roberto, Moscati, Livia, Sensi, Marco, Lombardi, Guerino, Sandri, Gianpietro, Briani, Carlo, Galli, Andrea

  15. Animal welfare during a period of intensification: The views of confinement and alternative pig producers

    | Contributor(s):: Molnar, M., Fraser, D.

  16. Public perceptions of undercover investigations in livestock farming: An end that justifies the means?

    | Contributor(s):: Schulze, M., Risius, A., Spiller, A.

  17. Could low atmospheric pressure stunning (LAPS) be suitable for pig slaughter? A review of available information

    | Contributor(s):: Bouwsema, J. A., Lines, J. A.

  18. Post-natal development of EEG responses to noxious stimulation in pigs (Sus scrofa) aged 1-15 days

    | Contributor(s):: Kells, N. J., Beausoleil, N. J., Satherland, M. A., Johnson, C. B.

  19. Aggregating animal welfare indicators: can it be done in a transparent and ethically robust way?

    | Contributor(s):: Sandoe, P., Corr, S. A., Lund, T. B., Forkman, B.

  20. Artificial rearing affects the emotional state and reactivity of pigs post-weaning

    | Contributor(s):: Schmitt, O., O'Driscoll, K., Baxter, E. M., Boyle, L. A.