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dc.contributor.authorAgha, Saif
dc.contributor.authorFàbrega, Emma
dc.contributor.authorQuintanilla, Raquel
dc.contributor.authorSánchez, Juan Pablo
dc.contributor.otherProducció Animalca
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-24T14:47:03Z
dc.date.available2020-11-24T14:47:03Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-16
dc.identifier.citationAgha, Saif, Emma Fàbrega, Raquel Quintanilla, and Juan Pablo Sánchez. 2020. "Social Network Analysis Of Agonistic Behaviour And Its Association With Economically Important Traits In Pigs". Animals 10 (11): 2123. doi:10.3390/ani10112123.ca
dc.identifier.issn2076-2615ca
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/987
dc.description.abstractAggression behaviour has several negative consequences on the performance and welfare of pigs. Here, the Social Network Analysis (SNA) approach was employed to (1) identify individual traits that describe the role of each animal in the aggression; (2) investigate the association of these traits with performance and feeding behaviour traits. The study was conducted on 326 Duroc pigs reared in 29 pens. Several individual centrality traits were identified and used to calculate the Social Rank Index. The Dominant, Subordinate, and Isolated animals represented 21.1%, 57.5% and 21.4%, respectively. No significant correlations were observed between out-degree (number of initiated agonistic behaviours) and growth traits, indicating the similarity of growth patterns for dominant and non-dominant animals. Furthermore, out-degree was correlated positively with average daily occupation time (time at the feeder/day) and average daily feeding frequency (number of visits to the feeder/day) but negatively with average daily feeding rate (gr/min). This may indicate the ability of non-dominant pigs to modify their behaviour to obtain their requirements. The Hamming distances between networks showed that there is no common behaviour pattern between pens. In conclusion, SNA showed the potential for extracting behaviour traits that could be used to improve pig performance and welfare.ca
dc.format.extent13ca
dc.language.isoengca
dc.publisherMDPIca
dc.relation.ispartofAnimalsca
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalca
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleSocial network analysis of agonistic behaviour and its association with economically important traits in pigsca
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca
dc.description.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca
dc.rights.accessLevelinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.embargo.termscapca
dc.relation.projectIDEC/H2020/633531/EU/Adapting the feed, the animal and the feeding techniques to improve the efficiency and sustainability of monogastric livestock production systems/Feed-a-Geneca
dc.subject.udc575ca
dc.subject.udc636ca
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ani10112123ca
dc.contributor.groupBenestar Animal (GE)ca
dc.contributor.groupGenètica i Millora Animalca


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