Swine

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

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.

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

Discusses the effects of environmental enrichment and the important role played by novelty when enrichment is provided on commercial pig farms.

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

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.

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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Improvements in the Welfare and Behaviour of Intensively Raised Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus)

Examines measures to improve the welfare of intensively raised pigs in recent years.

Author: 
Rees, Peter
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3265
Essay Description: 
Examines measures to improve the welfare of intensively raised pigs in recent years.
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Piglets and Weaning: Improving Welfare of Piglets by means of Diet and Environment

Investigates tools for improving the management of piglets during weaning, with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare.

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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A Review of Recent Researches into Reducing the Incidence of Tail-biting in Pigs

Explores research into a better understanding of tail-biting behaviour and methods to prevent it.

Author: 
Kang, Kevin
Published: 
2010
vein Essay ID: 
3219
Essay Description: 
Explores research into a better understanding of tail-biting behaviour and methods to prevent it.
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Reducing Aggression in Pigs at Mixing by means of Environmental and Genetic Selection Tools

Explores strategies, both environmental and genetic, to reduce aggression in pigs where mixing occurs.

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

Examines the role of the sow in improving piglet welfare in loose-farrowing systems.

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

Discusses the use of pig-appeasing pheromone to reduce aggression and social stress in housed pigs.

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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Harmful Social Behaviours in Pigs - Is Environmental Enrichment the Solution?

Animal Welfare essay. Discusses environmental enrichment as a way of reducing harmful social behaviours in pigs.

Author: 
Moss, Catherine
Published: 
2006
vein Essay ID: 
3191
Essay Description: 
Animal Welfare essay. Discusses environmental enrichment as a way of reducing harmful social behaviours in pigs.
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