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Record number 524698
Title Effect van een kruidenextract op berengeur, agressief en seksueel gedrag bij biologische varkens
Author(s) Vermeer, Herman; Mens, Annemarie; Seesink, Iris; Blanken, Klaas; Adameji, Oluwapelumi; Bos, Pieter; Bisschop, Herman
Source Wageningen : Wageningen Livestock Research (Wageningen Livestock Research rapport 1011) - 20
Department(s) Animal Health & Welfare
Livestock & Environment
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2017
Keyword(s) varkenshouderij - diergedrag - biologische landbouw - beren (varkens) - berengeur - geneeskrachtige kruiden - dierenwelzijn - pig farming - animal behaviour - organic farming - boars - boar taint - herbal drugs - animal welfare
Categories Pigs / Organic Farming
Abstract An experiment with 273 entire males was conducted on an organic pig farm. Half of these males received a herbal extract in the drinking water to reduce mounting behaviour and boar taint. The herbal extract did not affect sexual behaviour and boar taint. Only two carcasses (0,7%) had a typical boar taint. However a complete change towards non castration for organic pigs is not yet applicable partly because of international trade difficulties. A follow up study will be prepared
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