Genetic validation of postmixing skin injuries in pigs as an indicator of aggressiveness and the relationship with injuries under more stable social conditions.

@article{Turner2009GeneticVO,
  title={Genetic validation of postmixing skin injuries in pigs as an indicator of aggressiveness and the relationship with injuries under more stable social conditions.},
  author={Simon P. Turner and Rainer Roehe and Richard B D'Eath and Sarah H. Ison and Marianne Farish and Mhairi C Jack and Nils Lundeheim and Lotta Rydhmer and Alistair B Lawrence},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 10},
  pages={3076-82}
}
The objective of the study was to estimate genetic correlations between skin lesions and aggressive behavior postmixing and under more stable social conditions as a potential means of selecting against pig aggressiveness. Postmixing aggression in commercial pig production is common, compromises welfare and profitability, and cannot be significantly reduced by low-cost changes to the environment. A genetic component to individual aggressiveness has been described in pigs and other species… CONTINUE READING
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