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Record number 429100
Title Reducing sexual behaviour and aggression in male pigs
Author(s) Vermeer, H.M.; Houwers, H.W.J.; Dirx-Kuijken, N.C.P.M.M.; Peet-Schwering, C.M.C. van der
Event Boars heading for 2018, Amsterdam, 2011-11-30/2011-12-01
Department(s) LR - Animal Behaviour & Welfare
LR - Innovation Processes
Livestock Research
LR - Animal Nutrition
Publication type Poster (professional)
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) varkens - agressief gedrag - diergedrag - seksueel gedrag - varkenshouderij - dierenwelzijn - dierlijke productie - beren (varkens) - pigs - aggressive behaviour - animal behaviour - sexual behaviour - pig farming - animal welfare - animal production - boars
Categories Pigs
Abstract The Dutch pig sector moves towards non castration in male piglets. This does not only require a solution to reduce and identify boar taint but also one to reduce typical "male behaviour" like mounting and aggression causing a threat to both animal welfare and performance. The objective was to reduce sexual behaviour and aggression in male pigs by management measures.
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