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dc.contributor.authorMartínez-Macipe, Míriam
dc.contributor.authorMainau, Eva
dc.contributor.authorManteca, Xavier
dc.contributor.authorDalmau, Antoni
dc.contributor.otherProducció Animalca
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-01T08:20:16Z
dc.date.available2020-06-01T08:20:16Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-05
dc.identifier.citationMartínez-Macipe, Míriam, Eva Mainau, Xavier Manteca, and Antoni Dalmau. 2020. "Environmental And Management Factors Affecting The Time Budgets Of Free-Ranging Iberian Pigs Reared In Spain". Animals 10 (5): 798. MDPI AG. doi:10.3390/ani10050798.ca
dc.identifier.issn2076-2615ca
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/831
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the natural behaviour of pigs in free-range conditions facilitates interpretation of their behaviour in intensive conditions. Studying six different farms over two years at different seasons, with climatic and management variations, allowed for a general description of Iberian pig behaviour and which factors have an influence on it. The main activity found was resting (56.5% of the time observed), followed by exploratory behaviour. However, this exploratory behaviour was higher when animals were fed only with natural resources than when fed with concentrates (50% versus 17.8%, respectively). In addition, pigs used bathing areas in summer that were not visited in winter. Negative social behaviour was seen more frequently than positive social behaviour, accounting, in total, for 1% of the total activity of animals. Pigs situated at the centre of the groups tended to remain more relaxed, while the peripheral animals remained more alert and vigilant. Our results indicate that foraging behaviour accounts for a significant proportion of pigs’ active time, but this proportion is much more reduced when pigs are fed concentrates. Therefore, behavioural needs in pigs reared in intensive conditions should consider that exploratory behaviour is reduced when pigs are fed with concentratesca
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dc.language.isoengca
dc.publisherMDPIca
dc.relation.ispartofAnimalsca
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalca
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleEnvironmental and Management Factors Affecting the Time Budgets of Free-Ranging Iberian Pigs Reared in Spainca
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca
dc.description.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca
dc.rights.accessLevelinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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dc.relation.projectIDINIA/Programa Nacional de Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental/RTA2010-00062-C02-01/ES/Bienestar del cerdo Ibérico en montanera: Evaluación mediante los protocolos Welfare Quality y efecto de las alternativas a la castración quirúrgica de machos y hembras sobre el comportamiento, la calidad de la carne y la aceptabilidad del consumidor/ca
dc.subject.udc636ca
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ani10050798ca
dc.contributor.groupBenestar Animalca


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