Sow body movements that crush piglets: a comparison between two types of farrowing accommodation

@article{Weary1996SowBM,
  title={Sow body movements that crush piglets: a comparison between two types of farrowing accommodation},
  author={D. Weary and E. Pajor and D. Fraser and A. Honkanen},
  journal={Applied Animal Behaviour Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={49},
  pages={149-158}
}
Abstract Crushing by the sow is a major cause of death for piglets. The behavior of 20 sows and their litters kept in two types of farrowing accommodation (farrowing crates and more open pens) was video recorded for 4 days after farrowing. In total, 24 piglets were killed by maternal crushing during the study (four in the farrowing crates, 20 in the pens). On 98 other occasions (30 in the farrowing crates, 68 in the pens) piglets were trapped beneath the sow but survived this ‘near-crushing… Expand
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