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Record number 444384
Title Op weg naar succesvol beren houden = Towards successfully keeping boars
Author(s) Peet-Schwering, C.M.C. van der; Binnendijk, G.P.; Vermeer, H.M.; Vereijken, P.F.G.; Classens, P.J.A.M.; Verheijen, R.G.J.A.
Source Lelystad : Wageningen UR Livestock Research (Rapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research 733) - 44
Department(s) LR - Animal Nutrition
LR - Animal Behaviour & Welfare
Biometris (PPO/PRI)
LR - PRC Sterksel
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) varkenshouderij - beren (varkens) - berengeur - diergedrag - agressief gedrag - dierenwelzijn - slachtdieren - varkensstallen - seksueel gedrag - pig farming - boars - boar taint - animal behaviour - aggressive behaviour - animal welfare - meat animals - pig housing - sexual behaviour
Categories Pigs / Animal Housing, Management and Care
Abstract This study determined the success and risk factors for mounting and aggressive behaviour in boars and for boar taint prevalence. It is possible to keep boars successfully. The risk on sexual and aggressive behaviour is low when everything is optimal for the boars. When the farm conditions regarding feeding and drinking water, housing and climate, health of the pigs and/or management are not optimal, there is a risk that increased levels of sexual and aggressive behaviour and skin lesions will occur.
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