The Use of Garlic Oil for Olfactory Enrichment Increases the Use of Ropes in Weaned Pigs

@inproceedings{Blackie2019TheUO,
  title={The Use of Garlic Oil for Olfactory Enrichment Increases the Use of Ropes in Weaned Pigs},
  author={Nicola Blackie and Megan de Sousa},
  booktitle={Animals : an open access journal from MDPI},
  year={2019}
}
Pig producers are required to provide environmental enrichment to provide pigs the opportunity to perform investigative and manipulative behaviours (EU directive 2001/93/EC). Preventing enrichment from losing its novelty and decreasing the rate at which animals become habituated is important to maintain use of enrichment over time. A comparative study was formulated to identify whether weaner pigs housed in a semi-barren environment displayed a preference for olfactory enrichment compared to… CONTINUE READING

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