Swine

Improving sow and piglet welfare from prepartum to weaning

Discusses housing conditions that can be used to improve welfare of both sows and piglets.

Author: 
Todd, Amanda
Published: 
2018
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Discusses housing conditions that can be used to improve welfare of both sows and piglets
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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