EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
47,893,527
Abstracts:
28,296,643
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Ethological determination of maternal behaviour in pigs






Veterinarni Medicina 38(2): 89-97

Ethological determination of maternal behaviour in pigs

An index of sociability (IS) was calculated for 20 first-litter sows (group A) and their 140 piglets and also for another group (B) of 20 sows that had farrowed 3 times and their 140 piglets. The group A and B sows had an IS of 1.7 and 2.0, respectively, while that of their piglets was 1.8 and 2.0, respectively.


Accession: 002373710



Related references

Hvozdk, A., 1990: Ethological study on the development of social behaviour in pigs. Six sows and their 42 piglets were studied for 25 days after birth. Their social hierarchy was established, on average, by 17 days of age. Dominant and submissive animals were recognised by six days after birth.

Hvozdik, A.; Kottferova, J.; Alberto, J. da S., 2002: Ethological study of social behaviour of pigs from the point of view of housing restriction. Fifteen litters of 10 piglets were housed with their dams in pens with a floor area of 3.6, 6.8 or 29 m2 (5 litters per floor size). The animals were observed from the day they were born up to the age of 6 weeks and the forms of social behaviour w...

Hvozdik, A., 1997: Ethological study of social behaviour of pigs after negative experience in early ontogenesis. Social behaviour of pigs following stress was studied in 63 female Landrace x Large White pigs from a breeding herd. All piglets were healthy and anoestrous. Two methods were used to induce stress; transferring animals from one housing space to an...

Dantzer, R.M.rmede, P., 1983: De-arousal properties of stereotyped behaviour: evidence from pituitary-adrenal correlates in pigs Ethological and physiological aspects. Applied animal ethology 10(3): 233-244

Jensen, P., 1989: Maternal behaviour in pigs. Based on a study carried out in Sweden over a period of 3 yr, the farrowing and maternal behaviour of extensively managed sows from 24-48 h prior to farrowing to the weaning of their piglets is described.

Rushen, J.; D.P.ssille, A.M.; Ladewig, J., 1995: Effects of stress on maternal behaviour in pigs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 44(2-4): 276-277

Jensen, Per, 1988: Maternal behaviour of free-ranging domestic pigs

Ruiter de, L., 1963: The physiology of vertebrate feeding behaviour: towards a synthesis of the ethological and physiological approaches to problems of behaviour. Zeitschrift fuer Tierpsychologie, 20: 498-516

Jensen, P., 1986: Observations on the maternal behaviour of free-ranging domestic pigs. The maternal behaviour of four gilts and one sow having her second litter was studied in two enclosures, measuring 7 and 13 ha. The females left the flocks approximately 24 h before farrowing and moved between 2.5 and 6.5 km during a period of con...

Beck, C.H.; Cooper, S.J., 1986: The effect of the beta-carboline FG 7142 on the behaviour of male rats in a living cage: an ethological analysis of social and nonsocial behaviour. The effects of FG 7142, a beta-carboline benzodiazepine receptor partial inverse agonist, on the social behavior of pair-housed rats were investigated. Four 6-min dyadic social encounters in a living cage were observed in a paradigm in which one m...