Drinking behavior in nursery pigs: determining the accuracy between an automatic water meter versus human observers.

@article{Meiszberg2009DrinkingBI,
  title={Drinking behavior in nursery pigs: determining the accuracy between an automatic water meter versus human observers.},
  author={Allison M. Meiszberg and Anna K Johnson and Larry J. Sadler and Jeff A. Carroll and Jeffery William Dailey and N Krebs},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 12},
  pages={4173-80}
}
Assimilating accurate behavioral events over a long period can be labor-intensive and relatively expensive. If an automatic device could accurately record the duration and frequency for a given behavioral event, it would be a valuable alternative to the traditional use of human observers for behavioral studies. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the accuracy in the time spent at the waterer and the number of visits to the waterer by individually housed nursery pigs between… CONTINUE READING

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