A combination of behavioral and physiological indicators for assessing pig welfare on the farm.

@article{Candiani2008ACO,
  title={A combination of behavioral and physiological indicators for assessing pig welfare on the farm.},
  author={Denise Candiani and Germana Salamano and Elisabetta Mellia and Luca Doglione and Renato Bruno and Mathilda J. M. Toussaint and Erik Gruys},
  journal={Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={1-13}
}
The purpose of this research was to identify pig welfare indicators that could help in recognizing stressful practices on farm. The study evaluated behavioral and physiological indicators (cortisol and negative acute phase proteins) in 2 groups of 20 female pigs 4 months old after a 48-hr transport. The first group (A) was transported at the end of May, the second (B) in June. Behavioral observations and blood collection occurred at arrival (D1) and 28 days later (D28). Compared with within… CONTINUE READING
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