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  1. Piglet mortality on farms using farrowing systems with or without crates

    Contributor(s):: Weber, R., Keil, N. M., Fehr, M., Horat, R.

    Crating sows in farrowing systems greatly restricts their normal behaviour, which is usually justified by the assumption that piglet mortality is higher with loose-housed sows. Based on experiments showing that this is not the case, farrowing crates were banned in Switzerland in 1997. Since then,...