Foraging behaviour of gestating sows on pasture and damages to vegetation cover are influenced by restriction of concentrate feed
Contributor(s):: Aubé, Lydiane, Guay, Frédéric, Bergeron, Renée, Théau, Jérôme, Devillers, Nicolas
Which types of rooting material give weaner pigs most pleasure?
Contributor(s):: Ocepek, Marko, Newberry, Ruth C., Andersen, Inger Lise
Provision of rooting material as enrichment for pigs has been primarily oriented towards reducing negative affect (suffering). Information is also needed on the impact of different types of rooting materials in promoting positive affect (pleasure). We hypothesised that repeated addition of fresh...
How much is enough? The amount of straw necessary to satisfy pigs’ need to perform exploratory behaviour
Contributor(s):: Pedersen, Lene J., Herskin, Mette S., Forkman, Björn, Halekoh, Ulrich, Kristensen, Kristian M., Jensen, Margit B.
Since 10 years, EU-legislation states that ‘pigs must have permanent access to sufficient quantity of material to enable proper investigation and manipulation activities’. While much research has focused on which materials ‘enable proper investigation and manipulation activities’, little has been...
Ever been close to a nosey pig?
Contributor(s):: Putten, G. van
Designated rooting areas to reduce pasture damage by pregnant sows
Contributor(s):: Mheen, H. W. van der, Spoolder, H. A. M.