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Alternative housing for sows and litters.: Part 4. Effects of sow-controlled housing combined with a communal piglet area on pre- and post-weaning behaviour and performance
Abstract Previous experimental work has shown modest and variable production and welfare benefits for the lactating sow and piglets when sows are allowed to separate themselves temporarily from theirExpand
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The influence of distance to burrow on flight initiation distance in the woodchuck, Marmota monax
We used woodchucks (Marmota monax) to test predictions of a cost-benefit model of antipredator behavior that flight initiation distance would increase with distance to refuge and with predatorExpand
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Direction of predator approach and the decision to flee to a refuge
How close should an animal allow a potential predator to approach before fleeing to a refuge? Fleeing too soon wastes time and energy that could be spent on other important activities, but fleeingExpand
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Alternative housing for sows and litters: 2. Effects of a communal piglet area on pre- and post-weaning behaviour and performance
We conducted an experiment to determine how allowing piglets access to a communal area affects pre-weaning and post-weaning behaviour and performance. Litters were housed in pens with sows in cratesExpand
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