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dc.contributor.authorDalmau, Antoni
dc.contributor.authorAreal, Bruno
dc.contributor.authorMachado, Silvana
dc.contributor.authorPallisera, Joaquim
dc.contributor.authorVelarde, Antonio
dc.contributor.otherProducció Animalca
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-10T10:51:52Z
dc.date.available2019-06-10T10:51:52Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-15
dc.identifier.citationAntoni Dalmau, Bruno Areal, Silvana Machado, Joaquim Pallisera & Antonio Velarde (2019). "Does the location of enrichment material affect behavior and dirtiness in growing female pigs?", Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 22:2, 116-126, DOI: 10.1080/10888705.2018.1443816ca
dc.identifier.issn1088-8705ca
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/422
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to investigate if female growing pigs spend similar amounts of time exploring a wooden stick as they do exploring enrichment material regardless of its proximity to the feeder. Forty-eight pigs aged 18 to 26 weeks allocated to 16 pens with three pigs per pen were studied. Fifty percent of the pens had a wooden stick beside the feeder, and the rest had a similar stick opposite to the feeder. Two observers assessed the pigs by means of scan and focal sampling. The pigs spent more time (p < .0001) exploring the wood during the first week than during the rest of the study (10.9% vs 3.6%). The pigs with the wood close to the feeder spent less (p = .0001) time resting (29.9%) and more (p < .0001) time exploring (6.3%) the wood than did pigs with the wood opposite to the feeder (32.4% and 2.5%, respectively). In conclusion, a wooden stick placed close to the feeder was associated with more exploratory behaviorcompared with a similar stick placed opposite to the feeder.ca
dc.format.extent21ca
dc.language.isoengca
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisca
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Applied Animal Welfare Scienceca
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalca
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleDoes the location of enrichment material affect behavior and dirtiness in growing female pigs?ca
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca
dc.description.versionpostprintca
dc.embargo.terms12 mesosca
dc.subject.udc636ca
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/10888705.2018.1443816ca
dc.contributor.groupBenestar Animal (GE)ca


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