Reducing Aggression in Pigs at Mixing by means of Environmental and Genetic Selection Tools

Abstract

In commercial production systems, abrupt mixing of pigs commonly results in aggression to establish social ranking (Turner et al., 2008). While mixing is beneficial for the producer, enabling batch finishing and space efficiency, significant welfare implications exist (Bracke & Hopster, 2006; Turner et al., 2009). Pigs exhibit physiological stress responses… (More)

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@inproceedings{Kopecny2010ReducingAI, title={Reducing Aggression in Pigs at Mixing by means of Environmental and Genetic Selection Tools}, author={Lucy Kopecny}, year={2010} }