Overnight Social Isolation in Pigs Decreases Salivary Cortisol but Does Not Impair Spatial Learning and Memory or Performance in a Decision-Making Task

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Pigs in modern farming practice may be exposed to a number of stressors, including social stressors such as mixing or isolation. This may potentially affect both cognitive abilities and stress physiology of the animals. We tested the hypothesis that overnight social isolation in pigs impairs performance in a cognitive holeboard (HB) task (Experiment 1) and… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2015.00081

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@article{Staay2015OvernightSI, title={Overnight Social Isolation in Pigs Decreases Salivary Cortisol but Does Not Impair Spatial Learning and Memory or Performance in a Decision-Making Task}, author={Franz Josef van der Staay and Annelieke J. Schoonderwoerd and Bo Stadhouders and Rebecca Elizabeth Nordquist}, journal={Frontiers in veterinary science}, year={2015}, volume={2}, pages={81} }