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Livestock Science, ISSN 1871-1413, 11/2019, Volume 229, pp. 37 - 42
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of design of farrowing pens for loose housed sows on dunging pattern and pen cleanliness. Thirty... 
Farrowing pens | Floor cleanliness | Loose housed sows | AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE | ELIMINATIVE BEHAVIOR | SIZE
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Applied Animal Behaviour Science, ISSN 0168-1591, 02/2019, Volume 211, pp. 25 - 32
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Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, ISSN 0168-1699, 09/2016, Volume 127, pp. 197 - 203
Piglet mortality is a continuing problem in modern pig production. It is high especially during the first few days after birth and can be reduced by... 
CUSUM chart | Dynamic linear model | Farrowing | Automatic detection | PIGLET MORTALITY | BEHAVIOR | PERFORMANCE | ENVIRONMENT | SENSORS | COMPUTER SCIENCE, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS | AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | ONSET | CORTISOL | Swine | Analysis | Animal welfare | Accelerometers | Construction | Parameters | Intensive farming | Collars | Mathematical models | Housing | Pens
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ANIMALS, ISSN 2076-2615, 08/2019, Volume 9, Issue 8, p. 513
Simple Summary The mother-offspring interaction is important for the young's development, yet it is rarely taken into account in farm animals for whom... 
WELFARE | AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE | GILTS | BEHAVIOR | CRATES | recognition | maternal care | MATERNAL-CARE | MOTHER-YOUNG INTERACTIONS | nosing | free-farrowing | contact | mother-offspring | VETERINARY SCIENCES | sow | behaviour | positive welfare | piglet | STRESS REACTIVITY | EXPRESSION | LACTATION | mother–offspring
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Applied Animal Behaviour Science, ISSN 0168-1591, 03/2016, Volume 176, pp. 12 - 18
Alternatives to farrowing crates have been developed to improve sow welfare. These alternative farrowing systems have been designed to provide more space,... 
Piglet behaviour | Farrowing pens | Farrowing crates | Sow behaviour | MORTALITY | SURVIVAL | WELFARE | LACTATING SOWS | RESPONSIVENESS | AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE | CREEP AREA | BEHAVIOR | PRODUCTIVITY | GROWTH | CONFINEMENT | BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES | VETERINARY SCIENCES | Swine
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ANIMAL, ISSN 1751-7311, 08/2019, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp. 1696 - 1703
Loose farrowing pens have been considered as alternatives to crates to enhance sow welfare. A major concern with pen systems is often higher piglet pre-weaning... 
crushing | MORTALITY | AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE | loose farrowing | TEMPORARY CONFINEMENT | PERFORMANCE | thermal environment | welfare | NEWBORN PIGLETS | HEAT | AMBIENT-TEMPERATURES | SOW BEHAVIOR | CRATE | HYPERPROLIFIC SOWS | luminosity | VETERINARY SCIENCES | PREFERENCE
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Applied Animal Behaviour Science, ISSN 0168-1591, 10/2014, Volume 159, pp. 29 - 33
The aim of the present work was to study nest building, posture changes and the overall activity budget of gilts in pens vs. crates. Twenty-three HB gilts... 
Piglet mortality | Nest building | Maternal behaviour | Farrowing environment | SURVIVAL | AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE | LENGTH | SOW BEHAVIOR | GROWTH | PRODUCTIVITY | EARLY LACTATION | BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES | VETERINARY SCIENCES | ACCOMMODATION | PARTURITION | Swine | Pens
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IET Image Processing, ISSN 1751-9659, 1/2014, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp. 56 - 68
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Livestock Science, ISSN 1871-1413, 11/2016, Volume 193, pp. 51 - 57
The level of maternal care experienced by offspring in early life may influence their future behaviour. If maternal behaviour is influenced by the level of... 
farrowing pens | behaviour transmission | piglet behaviour | Gilt behaviour | farrowing crates | MORTALITY | SURVIVAL | RESPONSIVENESS | AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE | INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION | MATERNAL-CARE | SYSTEMS | ACCOMMODATION | EXPERIENCE | STRESS | SOWS | Swine | Pens
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Livestock Science, ISSN 1871-1413, 03/2015, Volume 173, pp. 87 - 94
The use of a pen during lactation provides sows with more space so they can turn around freely. They are an alternative to the physically and behaviourally... 
Combination pens | Piglets | Farrowing crates | Mortality | Sow performance | SURVIVAL | LACTATING SOWS | AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE | BEHAVIOR | BIRTH-WEIGHT | SYSTEMS | ACCOMMODATION | PARTURITION | Livestock industry | Swine | Pork industry
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Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, ISSN 1558-7878, 07/2017, Volume 20, pp. 91 - 101
The farrowing system in which a sow and her piglets are housed may influence the manner in which they interact with one another. Behavioral displays of sows in... 
piglet behavior | sow behavior | farrowing pens | correlation | farrowing crates | MORTALITY | SURVIVAL | FARMS | DOMESTIC PIG | PERFORMANCE | PRODUCTIVITY | GROWTH | SYSTEMS | BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES | VETERINARY SCIENCES | ACCOMMODATION | LACTATION | Swine
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ANIMALS, ISSN 2076-2615, 11/2019, Volume 9, Issue 11, p. 957
Simple Summary The aim of this project was to review previously published research with a focus on the effects of farrowing accommodation on piglet... 
WELFARE | SURVIVAL | AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE | farrowing accommodation | PREWEANING MORTALITY | BEHAVIOR | meta-analysis | ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT | systematic review | farrowing pen design | stillborn | piglet mortality | EARLY LACTATION | CONFINEMENT | PRIMIPAROUS SOWS | VETERINARY SCIENCES | sow | non-confinement | CORTISOL
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Applied Animal Behaviour Science, ISSN 0168-1591, 09/2015, Volume 170, pp. 26 - 33
Individual variation in the reproductive performance of sows has the potential for greater negative impacts in loose-farrowing systems. Therefore, the ability... 
Pigs | Maternal behaviour | Behavioural tests | Savaging | Temperament | Free farrowing | AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE | PIGLET BEHAVIOR | HUMANS | INDIVIDUAL VARIATION | SAVAGING BEHAVIOR | FEMALE PIGS | CONSISTENCY | BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES | VETERINARY SCIENCES | PARTURITION | AGGRESSION | SOWS | REACTION PATTERN | Puberty | Pens
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Livestock Science, ISSN 1871-1413, 2012, Volume 143, Issue 1, pp. 1 - 4
The effects of floor heating at parturition on sow and piglet behaviour in pens were examined in a Danish production herd. A total of 50 gilts and sows were... 
Sow | Floor heating | Piglet | Farrowing pen | AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE | AREA | TEMPERATURE | PIGLET MORTALITY | BEHAVIOR | Swine
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