Swine

The effect of environmental enrichment on behavioural expression of intensively housed pigs

Author
Brown, Victoria
Published
2012
vein Essay ID
3297
Essay Description
Discusses the welfare implications for piglets of providing them with environmental enrichment to help promote the expression of a range of normal forage-related behaviours.

Discusses the welfare implications for piglets of providing them with environmental enrichment to help promote the expression of a range of normal forage-related behaviours.

Environmental enrichment for growing pigs: Could novelty be the key?

Author
Mace, Nicole
Published
2012
vein Essay ID
3288
Essay Description
Discusses the effects of environmental enrichment and the important role played by novelty when enrichment is provided on commercial pig farms.
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Discusses the effects of environmental enrichment and the important role played by novelty when enrichment is provided on commercial pig farms.

Advances in the use of immunocastration as an alternative to surgical castration in male pigs

Author
Connor, Caitlin
Published
2012
vein Essay ID
3274
Essay Description
Discusses the use of immunocastration as a welfare-friendly alternative to surgical castration in order to reduce the risk of boar taint in male pigs. RSPCA Australia Pig Welfare Science Prize 2012
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Discusses the use of immunocastration as a welfare-friendly alternative to surgical castration in order to reduce the risk of boar taint in male pigs.

Piglets and Weaning: Improving Welfare of Piglets by means of Diet and Environment

Author
Yoshimura, Kasumi
Published
2011
vein Essay ID
3256
Essay Description
Investigates tools for improving the management of piglets during weaning, with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare. RSPCA Australia Pig Welfare Science Prize 2011
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Investigates tools for improving the management of piglets during weaning, with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare.

Decreasing Stress, Aggression and Injury in Pigs housed in Intensive Production Systems

Author
Tori, Max
Published
2010
vein Essay ID
3229
Essay Description
Discusses the use of pig-appeasing pheromone to reduce aggression and social stress in housed pigs. RSPCA Australia Pig Welfare Science Prize 2010
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Discusses the use of pig-appeasing pheromone to reduce aggression and social stress in housed pigs.

Reducing Piglet Crushing in Loose-farrowing Systems: Animal Welfare and Production Implications for Sows and Piglets

Author
Kozaruk, M
Published
2010
vein Essay ID
3222
Essay Description
Examines the role of the sow in improving piglet welfare in loose-farrowing systems.
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Examines the role of the sow in improving piglet welfare in loose-farrowing systems.

Reducing Aggression in Pigs at Mixing by means of Environmental and Genetic Selection Tools

Author
Kopecny, Lucy
Published
2010
vein Essay ID
3220
Essay Description
Explores strategies, both environmental and genetic, to reduce aggression in pigs where mixing occurs.
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Explores strategies, both environmental and genetic, to reduce aggression in pigs where mixing occurs.