Maternal behavior in pigs

@article{Algers2007MaternalBI,
  title={Maternal behavior in pigs},
  author={B. Algers and K. Uvn{\"a}s-Moberg},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={52},
  pages={78-85}
}
When sows kept under commercial conditions were put into crates in the early 1960s, the neuro-endocrine regulation of the maternal behavior in these domestic animals was disputed. Thus, the study of sow maternal behavior intensified and today a significant body of knowledge has accumulated to support the hormonal regulation of sow maternal behavior. The onset of nest building is associated with a periparturient decline in progesterone, an increase in prolactin and a major rise in plasma… Expand
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