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Title: Fighting of gilts after mixing is associated with early removals, altered litter sex ratio and lower piglet survival
Contributor(s): Bunter, Kim L  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1071/ANv55n12Ab017
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Abstract: Aggressive behaviour can compromise the welfare of group-housed gilts and sows and affect reproductive performance (Spoolder et al. 2009), but the extent of individual aggression is frequently unknown. Lesions resulting from fighting indicate the intensity and extent of aggressive encounters between sows (Bunter and Boardman 2015). The aim of this study was to investigate if lesions resulting from fighting amongst gilts were associated with subsequent reproductive outcomes for group-housed sows.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Animal Production Science, 55(12), p. 1509-1509
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1836-5787
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 830308 Pigs
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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